Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

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70 y/o
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Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Rochester, MN. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiac 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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Schaff's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaff treats Pericardial Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schaff treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaff performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaff performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schaff performs this procedure more than 97% 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

Dr. Schaff's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
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 MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
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)
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
Empyema
Endocarditis
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
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
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypotension
Impella Device
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Marfan Syndrome
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
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
Secondary Hypertension
Septal Defect
Syncope
Tetralogy of Fallot
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

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, foc...

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1980
    Resident - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1980
  • 1978
    Senior Resident - Surgery The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1978
  • 1976
    Research Fellowship - Cardiovascular Surgical Research Laboratory The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    1976
  • 1975
    Resident - Surgery The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1975
  • 1974
    Internship - Surgery Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1974
  • 1973
    University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School
    1973
  • 1971
    NIH Research Fellowship University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital
    1971
  • 1969
    University of Oklahoma, Norman
    Undergraduate School
    1969
  • 1969
    Trainee MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute
    1969

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 1973L.G. Moorman Award University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, 1973
  • Teacher of the Year Department of Surgery Mayo Medical School Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 1997
  • MD Graduate with Distinction University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, 1973
  • L.G. Moorman Award University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, 1973
  • American Heart Association Visiting Teacher Award University of Malaya, 1987
  • George D. Zuidema Resident Research Award Department of Surgery The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1980
  • Individual Award of Excellence Mayo Medical Center, 1998
  • Distinguished Clinician Award Mayo Clinic, 2007
  • Stuart W. Harrington Professor of Surgery Mayo Medical School Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Department of Education Administration, 1994
  • Teacher of the Year in Surgery Mayo Fellows Association Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 1998
  • Marquis Who's Who in America Marquis Who's Who, 1973

Media & Publications

  • Combined transaortic and transapical approach to septal myectomy in patients with complex hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.,
  • Does septal thickness influence outcome of myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?,

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Administrative Committee Department of Surgery, Member
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • American College of Surgeons Professional Association American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Clinical and Translational Science Track Mayo Graduate School of Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Member
  • Heart Valve Society of America, Founding Member
  • Industry Sponsored Research Advisory Group Office of Industry Alliances Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities, Member
  • National Spokespersons Panel American Heart Association, Member
  • Steering Committee Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation BARI, Member

Dr. Schaff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaff

4.8

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I had an aortic valve replaced and two bypasses on September 11th 2018 done by Dr Schaff he was nice to talk with and I felt he really listened to me also I understand from other cardiologists that he apparently did a very good job. I am so thankful for Dr Schaff and his staff also the post opt at...Read More
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Could not ask for a better surgeon.
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My mitrL valve was very damaged with calsification which all other Dr said I would need a valve replacement, Dr Schaff was able to repair my valve which gives me a much better long term benefit
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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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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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