Transposition of the great arteries care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors with special training in heart diseases (cardiologists), cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiology treat people who have transposition of the great arteries and other congenital heart diseases.

Having all of this subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and cardiology specialists with expertise in your condition work together to determine what's most appropriate for you.

This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic patients have access to the latest imaging and diagnostic tools available, and there's a long history of Mayo Clinic scientists being involved in developing many cutting-edge technologies for patient care. With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new medical knowledge and individual-driven innovations for people with transposition of the great arteries, including a variety of clinical trials that may be available to you.

Pediatric expertise

Children with transposition of the great arteries and other congenital heart diseases are cared for in the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. The hospital includes a cardiovascular unit dedicated to pre- and post-surgical care of children who have heart conditions.

Nurses trained in treating children and adolescents with heart conditions staff the unit. Child-life specialists help you and your child deal with natural fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.

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. Going All Out to Ease a Young Patient's Surgical Fears

    After 5-year-old Lauren Hoel underwent her third open-heart surgery in five years, she was, understandably, a little frightened of her postoperative care and recovery. Her care team at Mayo Clinic knew just what to do. Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home from Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, [...]

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular experts provide comprehensive care for about 300 people with transposition of the great arteries every year.

Excellence in congenital heart care

For more than 60 years, Mayo Clinic cardiologists have treated thousands of children with congenital heart defects and adults who have congenital heart diseases. Mayo Clinic cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other professionals work together to provide exactly the care you need.

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, staff in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease care for adults and children who have congenital heart disease throughout their lives. Each Mayo Clinic location offers care for adults with congenital heart disease.

Dedicated to cardiovascular research

Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in new treatments for transposition of the great arteries and conduct clinical trials.

Nationally recognized expertise

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

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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

Aug. 11, 2018