Mayo Clinic's approach

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

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, a team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other care providers work together to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for people who need tricuspid valve repair or tricuspid valve replacement.

Collaborative care

Care providers at Mayo Clinic take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the treatment you need. If you have other heart conditions besides tricuspid valve disease that require surgery, surgeons may do the procedures at the same time.

Advanced technology and treatment

People who come to Mayo Clinic for tricuspid valve repair or tricuspid valve replacement have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities. Mayo Clinic care providers routinely use cardiac MRI and other imaging techniques to evaluate tricuspid valve disease and help determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons offer the latest tricuspid valve disease treatment options, including minimally invasive heart surgery and robot-assisted heart surgery. Minimally invasive heart surgery involves smaller incisions and may result in a quicker recovery.

Heart MRI (cardiac MRI)

A heart MRI, also called a cardiac MRI, provides still or moving pictures of the heart. It can show changes in blood flow through the heart and heart valves. A cardiac MRI is often used to diagnose tricuspid valve disease.

Expertise and rankings

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

Mayo Clinic is an established pioneer in the field of cardiac surgery. Our cardiovascular surgeons perform more than 4,500 heart surgeries each year.

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have extensive experience in tricuspid valve repair and tricuspid valve replacement. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 350 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 cardiovascular surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have experience treating children with tricuspid valve disease and congenital heart conditions, including Ebstein anomaly.

Valve conditions in children and Ebstein anomaly

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 to treat tricuspid valve disease. Our skilled surgeons can perform complex, specialized procedures unavailable elsewhere.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA/ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.

    This accreditation was achieved because the ACHD Clinic meets personnel requirements, offers specific medical services, and uses policies and procedures that help ensure the highest level of care for adults with congenital heart disease. This accreditation also signifies that Mayo Clinic has doctors with special expertise in diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.

  • 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 and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

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 cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular medicine departments' expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Highly skilled pediatric experts diagnose and treat all types of conditions in children. As a team, we work together to find answers, set goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's needs.

Learn more about the Children's Center.

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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