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The Team Behind Team Lola

Most 13-year-old girls wouldn't see having a scar down the middle of their chests as cool. Lola Montilla, however, is not your average 13-year-old girl. When she looks at the scar on her chest from the surgery she had at Mayo Clinic to repair the Ebstein’s anomaly heart defect she was born with, she says [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists), doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) have extensive experience treating people with Ebstein's anomaly and other congenital heart diseases. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 170 people each year with Ebstein's anomaly.

    Doctors who evaluate and treat Ebstein's anomaly are specifically trained in treating congenital heart disease in adults and congenital heart defects in children.

  • Treatment expertise. Mayo doctors trained in pediatric cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, congenital cardiovascular surgery and other areas work together in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota to treat adults and children with Ebstein's anomaly and other congenital heart diseases. The Center for Congenital Heart Disease is an international referral center for people with Ebstein's anomaly.

    Doctors at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona and Florida also evaluate adults with Ebstein's anomaly and other congenital heart diseases.

  • Surgical experience and expertise. Cardiovascular surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have extensive experience and expertise treating Ebstein's anomaly and other congenital heart diseases with the latest surgical techniques.

    Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeons have been at the forefront of developing and implementing surgical repair for Ebstein's anomaly for decades. The entire team of cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses has extensive experience in the surgical and postoperative care of people with Ebstein's anomaly.

  • Collaboration. Mayo Clinic pediatric and adult congenital cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and others trained in treating congenital heart disease collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated care.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

Jan. 21, 2016