Tetralogy of Fallot care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in cardiovascular medicine, cardiovascular surgery, pediatric cardiology and other specialty areas work together as a team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means your care team can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within 2 to 3 days.

  • Individualized approach. Healthcare professionals at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors and other members of your care team take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo cardiovascular surgeons have experience and expertise treating tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases. Cardiovascular surgeons have experience performing open-heart surgery to treat tetralogy of Fallot. Open-heart surgery redirects blood flow in the heart and improves blood flow.
  • Innovative research. Mayo Clinic researchers study new diagnostic tests and treatments for tetralogy of Fallot. They also do clinical trials.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have extensive experience diagnosing and treating people with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat about 400 people each year with tetralogy of Fallot.

Healthcare professionals in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota treat children with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart defects. Each Mayo Clinic location also offers care for adults with congenital heart diseases.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA/ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.

    This accreditation was achieved because the ACHD Clinic meets personnel requirements, offers specific medical services, and uses policies and procedures that help ensure the highest level of care for adults with congenital heart disease. This accreditation also signifies that Mayo Clinic has doctors with special expertise in diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

With Mayo Clinic's emphasis on collaborative care, specialists at each of the campuses — Minnesota, Arizona and Florida — interact very closely with colleagues at the other campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular surgery departments' expertise and rankings.

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.