Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been recognized as the best pulmonology hospital in the nation for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report.

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and has a dedicated practice to evaluate lung volume reduction surgery candidates. Overall, Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Collaborative work is the key in decision-making and execution: Lung volume reduction surgery is performed by specialists in cardiothoracic surgery, who work closely with doctors who specialize in pulmonary medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation to care for individuals before and after surgery. Patient choice is a key part of all decision-making.

April 11, 2017
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