Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic doctors 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.

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) have extensive experience performing coronary artery bypass.
  • Advanced 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.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons conduct extensive coronary bypass surgery research. In clinical and laboratory research, investigators study potential new techniques for coronary bypass surgery. Learn more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart care and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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. From Patient to Advocate to Caregiver: Taking Charge of My Heart Health

    A heart attack at age 39 shocked Sandy Driggers into action. After surgery, Sandy lost weight, began exercising and went back to school to become a nurse. Now she helps others facing heart health challenges. Written by Sandy Driggers I struggled with my weight for the majority of my life. I never really gave a [...]

Expertise and rankings

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

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular diseases and cardiac 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.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

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