Mayo Clinic's approach

Multidisciplinary team

Mayo Clinic doctors with training in a wide array of specialties collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons may work with respiratory care specialists, pulmonologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and others to provide your care.

Experience

Mayo Clinic offers one of the largest groups of cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists and critical care specialists in the country. Mayo doctors provide extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to more than 1,000 people each year. The clinic has more than 20 years' experience in giving ECMO to infants, children and adults.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart care and heart surgery and pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report.

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.