Transposition of the great arteries care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors with special training in heart diseases (cardiologists), cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiology treat people who have transposition of the great arteries and other congenital heart diseases. For more than 60 years, Mayo Clinic cardiologists have treated thousands of children and adults who have congenital heart diseases. Mayo Clinic cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other professionals work together to provide exactly the care you need.

Having all of this subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination, and cardiology specialists with expertise in your condition work together to determine what's most appropriate for you.

This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic patients have access to the latest imaging and diagnostic tools available, and there's a long history of Mayo Clinic scientists being involved in developing many cutting-edge technologies for patient care. With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new medical knowledge and individual-driven innovations for people with transposition of the great arteries, including a variety of clinical trials that may be available to you.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

With Mayo Clinic's emphasis on collaborative care, specialists at each of the campuses — Minnesota, Arizona and Florida — interact very closely with colleagues at the other campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's cardiovasular experts provide comprehensive care for more than 300 people with transposition of the great arteries every year.

  • Teamwork. Cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other staff trained to diagnose and treat congenital heart disease work closely with specialists in other areas to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, staff in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease care for people who have congenital heart disease throughout their lives. Each Mayo Clinic location offers care for adults with congenital heart disease.
  • The latest techniques and technology. Cardiovascular experts at Mayo Clinic have access to cutting-edge technological advances, including ultrasound, angiogram, computerized tomography angiogram and magnetic resonance angiogram, to aid them in diagnosing transposition of the great arteries.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in new treatments for transposition of the great arteries and conduct clinical trials.

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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular diseases and cardiac surgery departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Aug. 12, 2017
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