Mayo Clinic's approach

Multidisciplinary teamwork at Mayo Clinic

At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team works together to provide expert care to people with tricuspid valve disease.

Teamwork

At Mayo Clinic, cardiac surgeons work together as a team with cardiologists and other health care professionals to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for people undergoing tricuspid valve repair or tricuspid valve replacement.

Doctors collaborate to treat you as a whole person. If you have other health concerns in addition to tricuspid valve disease, doctors can often evaluate and treat other conditions during your visit.

Advanced technology and treatment options

People who come to Mayo Clinic for tricuspid valve disease treatment have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities.

Mayo Clinic doctors routinely use the latest cardiac MRI and other imaging technology to evaluate tricuspid valve disease and help determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

A cardiac MRI provides still or moving pictures of how the blood is flowing through the heart and detects irregularities. It is often used to diagnose tricuspid valve disease.

Mayo Clinic doctors offer the latest tricuspid valve disease treatment options, including several minimally invasive options that involve smaller incisions and may involve a quicker recovery and robot-assisted heart surgery.

Robot-assisted heart surgery at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeons use the latest techniques in heart valve surgery, including robot-assisted surgery.

Research and innovation

Mayo Clinic's doctors and researchers are established pioneers in the field of heart surgery and are involved in numerous international and national studies to improve the technology and techniques used in tricuspid valve repair and tricuspid valve replacement.

Researchers study many areas related to heart valve diseases, including research in new blood-thinning medications for people with a mechanical valve replacement and genetics research in people with tricuspid valve disease.

As a patient at Mayo Clinic, you may have access to more than 100 heart-related clinical trials as a part of your treatment.

Expertise and rankings

Heart valve surgery at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists are world leaders in heart valve disease treatment.

Treatment expertise

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have extensive experience in tricuspid valve repair and tricuspid valve replacement.

Mayo Clinic surgeons perform nearly 300 tricuspid valve repairs and tricuspid valve replacements each year.

Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic specialize in diagnosing and treating people with tricuspid valve disease and other heart valve diseases. Cardiologists evaluate people with tricuspid valve disease and determine whether tricuspid valve repair, tricuspid valve replacement or another treatment option is most appropriate.

Pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have experience treating children with tricuspid valve disease and other congenital heart conditions.

Cardiovascular surgery experience

Mayo Clinic is an established pioneer in the field of cardiac surgery, and our cardiac surgeons perform more than 4,500 cardiac operations each year.

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota use the most advanced techniques, including minimally invasive heart surgery and robot-assisted heart surgery. Our skilled surgeons can perform complex, specialized procedures unavailable elsewhere.

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon Joseph A. Dearani, M.D., explains what people considering robot-assisted heart surgery should understand.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., 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. 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.

With Mayo Clinic's emphasis on collaborative care, specialists at each of the campuses — Minnesota, Arizona and Florida — interact very closely with colleagues at the other campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System.

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