Cystic fibrosis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Three doctors in a discussion Collaboration

Mayo Clinic doctors collaborate to provide care for people with cystic fibrosis.

Mayo Clinic doctors with a wide array of specialties collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Doctors trained in lung conditions (pulmonologists) work with medical professionals in many areas to provide your care. Mayo doctors work with dietitians to help you optimize your nutrition management.

This collaborative approach often allows doctors to evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan within a few days.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Transplant improves future for people with cystic fibrosis.

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Doctors at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota can evaluate and treat adults who have cystic fibrosis. Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota offers expanded capabilities, including a trained, multidisciplinary team of doctors and other medical professionals that evaluates and treats adults and children with cystic fibrosis.

Mayo Clinic doctors may recommend a lung transplant for adults with cystic fibrosis who may be candidates. Your doctor may discuss with you if you're a candidate for a lung transplant. Lung transplant is available at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Each location also provides comprehensive care for people after lung transplantation.

A doctor with a person Discussing the lung transplant process

A Mayo Clinic lung transplant doctor discusses the transplant process with a person.

Mayo Clinic also offers pulmonary rehabilitation programs for people with cystic fibrosis at each Mayo Clinic campus. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you manage your symptoms and improve your functioning in daily life.

Individualized approach

Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need. Doctors will discuss your condition with you and develop an appropriate treatment plan for you.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

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.

  1. Two New Lungs Give One Dad a Chance to Enjoy Fatherhood to its Fullest

    Over time, cystic fibrosis robbed Nicholas Hemmerle of his ability to enjoy active time with his daughter. But after a double lung transplant, he's breathing easier and ready to have fun again.? The last thing Nicholas Hemmerle remembers before going into surgery at Mayo Clinic for a double lung transplant is a nurse putting a [...]

  2. The Sky's the Limit for College Freshman After Double-Lung Transplant

    Thanks to a double-lung transplant at Mayo Clinic, Logan McCaskill is breathing easier and on her way to a healthier future. University of Central Florida freshman biology major Logan McCaskill has her sights set on a career with NASA. The Orlando native hopes to work for the agency researching how to grow plants in space. [...]

  3. Double Lung Transplant Recipient Beats Cystic Fibrosis to Become A Running and Fitness Enthusiast

    When Tammy Bolerjack was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 18, she found herself frequently in and out of hospitals for treatments to help her breathe. Running 5K races and half-marathons certainly wasn?t something she envisioned in her future. Little did she know then that eventually a double lung transplant at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus?would [...]

  4. Nicole?s Journey From Nurse to Transplant Patient and Back

    When Nicole Jahns was just five months old, her parents ? and her doctors ? knew something was wrong. She wasn't gaining weight like a five-month-old should, and she wasn't, as her doctors put it, "thriving." They soon discovered why. Nicole had cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat [...]

Expertise and rankings

Discussing care

Mayo Clinic doctors discuss care for people with cystic fibrosis and other conditions.

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with cystic fibrosis. Doctors at Mayo Clinic evaluate and treat more than 180 people each year with cystic fibrosis.

Transplant expertise

Doctors in Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center have extensive experience in evaluating and treating people with cystic fibrosis or other conditions who may need lung transplants. Surgeons have experience performing lung transplant surgery.


Doctors at Mayo Clinic study genetics, diagnostic tests and treatments for cystic fibrosis and conduct clinical trials.

Locations, travel and lodging

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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Costs and insurance

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.

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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.

Oct. 13, 2016