The staff in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota treats people who have disorders of the heart, aorta and blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases). Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular care center is one of the largest in the United States, with nine cardiovascular surgeons on staff. Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeons perform more than 2,700 cardiovascular surgeries each year using state-of-the-art technology, including minimally invasive techniques.

At Mayo Clinic, people benefit from experienced doctors who collaborate to determine the most appropriate care for each person. Cardiovascular surgeons work with specialists in cardiovascular diseases, pediatric cardiology and other areas to care for adults and children who have cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Special expertise

The cardiovascular surgery staff has advanced training and experience with many conditions and surgical procedures, including:

  1. Aortic aneurysm surgery
    1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
    2. Aortic root surgery
    3. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery including thoracic aortic stent grafts
  2. Congenital heart disease surgery in children and adults
  3. Coronary artery bypass surgery
    1. Off-pump (beating heart) coronary bypass
    2. Traditional coronary artery bypass surgery
  4. Ebstein's anomaly
  5. Heart conditions in children
  6. Heart failure surgery
    1. Heart transplant
    2. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy surgery
    3. Ventricular remodeling procedures
    4. Ventricular assist devices
  7. Heart valve surgery
    1. Aortic valve repair and replacement
    2. Mitral valve repair and replacement
    3. Pulmonary valve repair and replacement
  8. Marfan syndrome surgery
  9. Minimally-invasive heart surgery, including robot-assisted heart surgery
  10. Pulmonary hypertension surgery, including pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
  11. Surgery for atrial fibrillation (a type of heart rhythm disorder), including the Maze procedure
Apr. 06, 2014