Mayo Clinic's approach

At Mayo Clinic, cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other health care providers work as a team to perform coronary artery bypass surgery and deliver coordinated, comprehensive care.

  • Personalized treatment. Mayo health care providers take the time to get to know you. They work with you to provide exactly the care you need. They evaluate you to determine if you're a candidate for coronary artery bypass grafting, also called CABG. Your care team considers your individual needs and lifestyle to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
  • Continued care. Your treatment team may suggest that you participate in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Mayo Clinic. Cardiac rehabilitation is a personalized exercise and education program that teaches you ways to improve your heart health after heart surgery.
  • Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeons use innovative surgical techniques, including minimally invasive heart surgery. These techniques may result in fewer complications and a quicker recovery.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular surgeons have extensive experience performing heart surgery. They perform about 640 coronary artery bypass surgeries each year.

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 care and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

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