Dr. Alberto Pochettino, MD

Dr. Alberto Pochettino, MD

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Dr. Alberto Pochettino, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (4/7/2015)View details
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Dr. Pochettino's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Defect Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pochettino performs Heart Defect Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pochettino performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pochettino performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pochettino performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pochettino performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pochettino performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pochettino's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focuse...

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1997
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Aortic Surgery. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Resident - Thoracic Surgery. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1994
Chief Resident - Surgery. State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn
Residency Hospital
1993
Resident - Surgery. State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn
Residency Hospital
1991
Research Associate Wayne State University
1989
University Hospital Suny Health S C Bklyn
Residency Hospital
1988
State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn
Internship Hospital
1987
Northwestern University
Medical School
1983
Northwestern University
Undergraduate School
1997
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1987
1983

Dr. Pochettino's Reviews

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Dr. Pochettino literally saved my mother’s life! Our family will be forever indebted to Dr. Pochettino and his amazing staff! Everyone was compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. They took time to explain in detail every step of the process. We can not recommend this team and this facility...Read More
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Dr. Pochettino is an amazing, skilled surgeon and our family feels blessed that he performed open-heart surgery on our son. He made time for our questions, seemed concerned to do what was best and has a great bedside manner. Highly recommend this remarkable physician.
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6 out of 5 stars better than the very best!! . Dr Pochettino is a very intelligent, kind, concerned physician. Dr. Pochettino has a true gift and ability to save many lives, I am living proof of that. I am amazed at his entire staff and the hospital staff as well. The care received is second to...Read More
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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