At Mayo Clinic, a team of medical specialists, including a cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, anesthesiologist and nurse clinician, cares for people who have heart surgery. The Mayo Clinic staff works with you, your primary care doctor and local doctors who have training in heart conditions (cardiologists) to assist with a smooth, full recovery after surgery.
Mayo Clinic cardiac surgeons use innovative surgical techniques, including minimally invasive heart surgery. These techniques may result in safer coronary bypass surgery, a shorter recovery period and the ability to safely perform surgery on older people.
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.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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