Cystic fibrosis care at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic specialists collaborate to determine the best treatment approach.

Mayo Clinic doctors in a wide array of specialties collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Pulmonary Medicine offers the Mayo Clinic Cystic Fibrosis Center, which has received designation from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a certified cystic fibrosis care center.

The clinic specializes in the care of pediatric and adult patients. Doctors trained in lung conditions (pulmonologists) work with medical professionals in many areas to give you personalized, top-quality care.

The dedicated staff includes physicians, nurses, dietitians, genetic counselors, physical therapists, social workers and respiratory therapists. The center staff works closely with the Transplant Center, and together they have performed successful transplants in many patients with advanced cystic fibrosis lung disease.

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

Mayo Clinic's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps people who have chronic pulmonary disease. Mayo Clinic offers pulmonary rehabilitation programs for people with cystic fibrosis. The specialists in this program work with you to help you manage your symptoms and improve daily functioning.

Mayo Clinic doctors may recommend a lung transplant for adults with cystic fibrosis who meet specific criteria. Your doctor may discuss this with you if you're a candidate for a lung transplant. The Lung Transplant Program is available at Mayo Clinic's campuses in 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 explains the transplant process and the comprehensive care approach.

If your child has CF

A doctor with a child who has a vest for vest therapy Vest therapy for cystic fibrosis

A Mayo Clinic respiratory therapist explains the purpose of vest therapy to a child with cystic fibrosis and his mother.

As part of the Mayo Clinic's Children's Center, highly skilled experts in Pediatric Pulmonology assess, diagnose and treat infants, children and teenagers who have cystic fibrosis.

This comprehensive health care team delivers personalized, effective treatment for your child in a family-friendly environment. Medical professionals from various specialties collaborate with one another and then communicate with you to set goals and develop a customized evaluation and treatment plan for your child.

At the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatric experts focus on one child and family at a time, believing that the needs of their patients come first. They treat each child and family with warmth, compassion and respect.

Individualized approach

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

Research

Doctors at Mayo Clinic study genetics, diagnostic tests and treatments for cystic fibrosis and are actively involved in cystic fibrosis clinical trials.

Expertise and rankings

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic specialists have outstanding training and expertise with many years of experience in evaluating and treating adults and children with cystic fibrosis. Each year experts at Mayo Clinic evaluate and treat more than 200 people who have cystic fibrosis.

Transplant expertise

Experts in Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center have extensive expertise and experience in evaluating and treating adults with cystic fibrosis or other conditions who may need lung transplants. Highly skilled surgeons perform lung transplant surgery.

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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March 14, 2020