Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

Cardiovascular & Metabolic DiseasesMaleAge 73

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Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD is a Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease Specialist in Rochester, MN. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mayo Clinic - Rochester and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schaff to book an appointment.

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Rochester - Cardiology200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905
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    • Tue: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
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    • Sun: closed
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I had surgery about 5 years ago. Dr.Hartzel Schaff is Tiger Woods and Micheal Jordon, but way more handsome, loving, and really knows how the heart works, the symptoms, conditions of practically every thing that has to do with the human heart. Thank Lord for having such a doctor like Dr.Schaff in this beautiful earth. He is humble,caring, and GOD loves you. Amen. My local cardio- thoracic doctors said " he did a surgery that only a few can acomplish. He is truly an icon in the area of heart disease. My name is Felipe Panola and I am know 55 years and I will remember Dr.Schaff for the rest of my life. Amen. Mayo Clinic you are etremely lucky to have such a knowlegeble doctor that was born and raised in" I belief Oklahoma".
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Felipe Panola--- 956-414-3704 – Oct 19, 2020
Today is the 7th anniversary of my septal myectomy (April 17, 2013). Dr. Schaff saved my life. I was undiagnosed for over 15 years until I was referred to another cardiologist who recommended The Mayo Clinic. I was 69 when I had the surgery and could barely walk 10 feet without extreme exhaustion, pain and frequent episodes of pre-syncope. I now walk 2-3 miles a day. My husband and I are very grateful for the expertise of Dr. Schaff and the wonderful experience at the Rochester Mayo Clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Anne Foster Angelou – Apr 18, 2020
I can't say enough about Dr Schaff. I know he saved my life. I had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. It was a congenital heart defect that I didn't even know about. I talked with 2 other surgeon's, and was told I would need a mitral valve replacement and maybe an Aortic valve if they damaged it during surgery. Dr Schaff didn't even want to discuss that with me because he said it wouldn't be necessary. The septal Myoctomy was a complete success, with no valve replacements! I was even able to go off 1 heart medication . Dr Schaff also has a very good bedside manner. He answered all my questions in terms I could understand. He even came to my room on a Sunday morning to tell me GoodBye and wish me well. I would definitely recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Judy L Hamilton – Aug 04, 2019
He and his staff are so friendly, have a sense of compassion and humor. However they’re also very willing to explain whatever you don’t understand. ???????? I’m currently at week 9 of recovery and am in cardiac rehab. I can’t thank them enough for helping me get my life back.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Meredith in Augusta , GA – Feb 11, 2019
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 Mayo was superb. Gordon Heaton
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Gordon Heaton in Lone Tree, CO – Dec 11, 2018
Could not ask for a better surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Louisiana – Jul 20, 2017
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Feb 24, 2016

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Dr. Schaff's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaff treats Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schaff treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Tricuspid Valve Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaff performs Tricuspid Valve Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Schaff performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaff treats Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Schaff treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Schaff's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Complex Single Ventricle Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 1
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • 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
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • 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
  • Ligament Repair
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Myocarditis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Atresia
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Rings
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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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...Read more

Biography

Interests Surgery for congenital and acquired heart disease

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1976
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1974
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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

Media & Publications

  • Does septal thickness influence outcome of myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?,
  • Combined transaortic and transapical approach to septal myectomy in patients with complex hypertrophic 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
  • Task Force to Review Funded Research Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • Workforce on Annual Meeting Program Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member

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What are Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schaff frequently treats Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic, Tricuspid Valve Surgery, and Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schaff treats.

Where is Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD's office located?

Dr. Schaff's office is located at 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

40 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)