Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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Patient stories

Jillayn Hey's "Remarkable" Mayo Clinic Story

Editor's Note: Jillayn Hey, a Mayo Clinic patient from LaCrosse, WI, sent this story via email. I recently read an article titled; "Want to Heal? Tell Your Story. Narrative medicine boosts our bodies and souls", Utne Reader (Sept.-Oct. 2009). The basis of the article is that through telling our personal stories of illness and disease, [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic heart surgeons perform more than 200 minimally invasive heart surgeries each year, including robot-assisted heart surgery and thoracoscopic heart surgery.
  • Specialized teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, a team of doctors with training in heart disease (cardiologists), heart (cardiac) surgeons and other specialists with training in minimally invasive heart surgery work closely to provide integrated, coordinated care. The team works with you to ensure a full, smooth recovery after surgery.
  • Cutting-edge medicine. Mayo Clinic heart surgeons and researchers actively study potential new techniques, advanced technology and new developments for minimally invasive heart surgery in clinical and laboratory research.
  • Pediatric expertise. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is one of the few medical centers in the United States experienced in performing minimally invasive heart surgery in children. Youth needing hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

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.

Jun. 06, 2014