Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced surgical practices in the world. Mayo has more than 300 surgeons and 139 operating rooms among its three locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Every year, thousands of patients choose Mayo Clinic for needed surgeries — from simple, minimally invasive procedures to complex and exacting operations involving several surgical specialties. Mayo surgeons perform high volumes of complex operations. Our caring staff take the time to explain the details and make sure all questions are answered.

Surgery at Mayo Clinic offers several advantages, including efficient scheduling for complex care, a broad spectrum of services, use of the latest technology, and access to clinical trials and new treatments. We offer expertise in cancer surgery as well as deep and broad experience in minimally invasive and robotic procedures.

Mayo's unmatched resources, the expertise of the staff and a teamwork approach help us often find answers to problems that have eluded others.

Integrated care

Mayo surgeons offer a collaborative approach to patient care, working closely with colleagues in other surgical and medical specialties to find the best treatment approach for each patient. Surgeons are part of the team of doctors who work together to solve patients' problems. Collaboration brings a range of ideas, knowledge and experience to bear on a problem, ultimately providing better answers than any single physician could provide individually.

State-of-the-art surgical facilities

In Arizona, surgery is performed at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, which supports 18 operating rooms equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment. The Florida campus supports 22 operating rooms at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida, while on the MN campus surgeries are performed in 87 operating rooms at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus (including Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital) or Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus.

Innovation

Mayo Clinic has a history of surgical innovations, including pioneering open-heart surgery and total hip replacement. Read more about today's surgical innovations.

Mayo Clinic surgeons are active in research to find new and better treatments and in education of new medical professionals.

Mayo Clinic Surgical Departments

Each of the departments below offers specialty surgical expertise.

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.

U.S. patients

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Central Appointment Office

  1. 800-446-2279 (toll-free)
  2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Mountain time
  4. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

Central Appointment Office

  1. 904-953-0853
  2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Eastern time
  4. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

Central Appointment Office

  1. 507-538-3270
  2. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Central time
  4. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Central Appointment Office
(Minnesota)

  1. 855-MAYO-KID (855-629-6543, toll-free)
  2. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Central time
  4. Monday through Friday

What it is, how it's done, how to prepare, risks and results.

Tests and procedures performed by surgical area

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for pediatric heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery.

Mayo Clinic surgeons have experience treating an immense range of conditions, often complex or rare. You may come to Mayo Clinic on your own or through a referral from your doctor. In all cases, Mayo surgeons work with a team of doctors and subspecialists in appropriate specialties to determine the best treatment options for your specific needs.

Conditions treated by surgical area

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for pediatric heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery.

Mayo Clinic has 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.

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Top ranked surgical programs

Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report, reflecting overall excellence but also high scores in the ranking's surgical categories, including but not limited to:

  • Cardiology & heart surgery
  • Ear, nose & throat
  • Gastroenterology & GI surgery
  • Neurology & neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology & lung surgery

Innovative services and special programs

Recent examples of surgical innovations at Mayo Clinic include:

Mayo Clinic not only conducts extensive basic science but also carries out a wide range of clinical trials focused on surgical treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for pediatric heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery.

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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Research is integrated into practice at Mayo Clinic, and surgeons are involved in many research studies and clinical trials to discover new and improved methods of treatment.

Research Laboratories

In addition to clinical trials and research studies, Mayo surgeons continuously evaluate and analyze their large-volume surgical practices for ways to improve. Reports on treatment outcomes of large groups of patients with the same disease and the same operation result in conclusions about the efficacy of procedures and suggestions for changes in patient management.

Publications

See a list of publications on surgical topics by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research profiles by specialty

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for pediatric heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for pediatric heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery.

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