Dr. Alberto Pochettino, MD

Dr. Alberto Pochettino, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

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Dr. Alberto Pochettino, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

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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

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Top Care Areas

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Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Dissection
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Pochettino's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pochettino "Interests Thoracic aortic aneurysm disease Valve-sparing root replacement Aortic valve disease Mitral valve disease Adult congenital heart disease Heart and lung transplantation Cardiac mechanical assist devices "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pochettino "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, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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50  Procedures

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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 7/2/2014
    Amount or Range: $400,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: Location not reported. Reported by Florida Department of Health
    State: Florida
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

2 Board Actions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (4/7/2015)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Pochettino, Alberto MD: License # 036106935: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has sister state discipline in the State of Delaware. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has imposed a FINE in the amount of $1,000.00.
    State: Illinois
  • Other (3/4/2014)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Dr. Alberto Pochettino; License # C1-0006145; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Violation of 24 Del. C. Section 1720(i); ACTION TAKEN: Fine $1000; Compliance with 24 Del. C. Section 1720(i) within 60 days.
    State: Delaware


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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Alberto Pochettino, MD
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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Kimball in Norwalk, Iowa – Aug 08, 2017
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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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