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.

Arizona

Experienced Mayo specialists in cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona coordinate the diagnosis and treatment of adults who have heart valve disease.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 800-446-2279 (toll-free) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Florida

Specialists in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular diseases, heart transplant and the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program treat adults who have heart valve surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 904-953-0853 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Minnesota

The Mayo Heart Valve Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota uses a team approach to diagnose and treat people who have heart valve disease. Doctors with training in heart valve disease work with heart rhythm specialists (electrophysiologists), heart surgeons and other specialists to coordinate your care. Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced medical centers in the United States for heart valve disease treatment.

Your examination, diagnosis and patient education may be able to be completed within a day or two. If surgery is necessary, a cardiac surgeon meets with you to discuss your options. In most cases, surgery can be performed the next day. Mayo Clinic cardiac surgeons perform more than 1,400 heart valve surgeries each year.

For appointments or more information, call Cardiology and Vascular Medicine at 507-284-3994 or the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at 507-255-2000 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, or complete an online appointment request form. No physician referral is necessary.

Cardiologists generally can see most people within two weeks after their appointment requests, and often cardiologists can see them within a week or less after the appointment request. Patients with urgent issues can usually be seen within 24 hours after their requests. In emergencies, people are directly transferred to inpatient hospital care.

Children

Specialists in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery treat children who have heart valve disease at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Pediatric heart surgeons perform heart valve repair when possible, often using minimally invasive techniques.

Children needing hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 507-538-3270 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

International Patients

Please refer to the international appointment section to request appointments via phone.

Becoming a Patient

See information on patient services at the three Mayo Clinic locations, including transportation options and lodging.

Mar. 21, 2014