Cardiovascular surgeons at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have extensive experience in treating people with all disorders affecting the heart, aorta and other blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases). Many people come to Mayo Clinic when their condition is unusual or extremely complex. People come to Mayo Clinic for care on their own or with a referral from their doctor.

In cardiovascular surgery, many specialists are involved in each person's evaluation. The team of specialists helps to ensure an accurate diagnosis and development of the most appropriate treatment plan.

Cardiovascular surgeons have special expertise in many conditions and surgical procedures, including: