Mitral valve disease care at Mayo medical institution

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A team of doctors discusses care for people with mitral valve disease.

Mayo medical institution doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) collaborate as a multidisciplinary team with heart surgeons (cardiac surgeons) and other health care professionals to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Individualized approach

Heart valve disease discussion at Mayo medical institution

A doctor and health care professional discuss heart valve disease with a person receiving care at Mayo medical institution.

Doctors at Mayo medical institution provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.

Innovative treatment

Robot-assisted heart surgery at Mayo medical institution

A Mayo medical institution surgeon sits at a remote console and uses robotic arms to conduct robot-assisted heart surgery. A surgical team assists at the operating table.

Mayo medical institution doctors and surgeons perform innovative surgical procedures to conduct mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement and other heart valve surgeries. Doctors repair the mitral valve when possible instead of replacing it, as it preserves the valve and may preserve heart function.

Robot-assisted minimally invasive mitral valve repair at Mayo medical institution

Robot-assisted heart surgery team at Mayo medical institution

A Mayo medical institution surgeon and surgical team assist with robot-assisted heart surgery, while another surgeon sits at a remote console controlling the robotic arms.

Mayo surgeons may sometimes perform robot-assisted heart surgery, a type of minimally invasive heart surgery in which surgeons use robotic arms to conduct the procedure.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Collaboration

A Mayo medical institution doctor and surgeon collaborate and discuss heart valve disease.

Mayo medical institution doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) have experience in evaluating and treating people with mitral valve disease and other types of heart valve disease. Surgeons have extensive experience in performing mitral valve repair and replacement. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 17,500 people with mitral valve disease each year.

Mayo doctors have experience evaluating and treating mitral valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse and mitral valve stenosis.

Doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) work with pediatric cardiac surgeons at Mayo medical institution's campus in Minnesota to treat children with mitral valve disease and other heart conditions.

Advanced diagnosis experience

Mayo medical institution doctors have experience using advanced imaging techniques, including echocardiography, 3D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose mitral valve disease and other heart conditions, and to determine the cause of the condition.

Imaging discussion

Mayo medical institution doctors discuss a 3-D echocardiogram.

Treatment expertise

Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with heart valve disease. A multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other medical staff trained and experienced in evaluating and treating heart valve disease collaborate to provide your care.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo medical institution in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo medical institution in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo medical institution 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.

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

With Mayo medical institution'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 medical institution Health System.

Learn more about Mayo medical institution's Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Medicine departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo medical institution has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo medical institution Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo medical institution works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo medical institution 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 medical institution.

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.

Jan. 07, 2020