Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Collaboration. Mayo Clinic experts in many areas — including heart disease specialists (cardiologists), heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons), anesthesiologists and nurse clinicians — work together to provide coordinated, comprehensive care.

    The staff in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can help you improve your quality of life and health after heart surgery.

  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic heart surgeons have extensive experience performing coronary artery bypass surgery.
  • Technology. Mayo Clinic cardiac surgeons use innovative surgical techniques, including minimally invasive heart surgery. These techniques may result in safer coronary bypass surgery, a shorter recovery period and the ability to safely perform surgery on older people.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's heart surgeons provide comprehensive care for more than 800 people who have coronary bypass surgery each year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., 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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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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Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies of tests and procedures to help prevent, detect, treat or manage conditions.

Nov. 03, 2020
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