Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases •  Male • Age 72

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD is a Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with 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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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".
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Felipe Panola--- 956-414-3704 – Oct 19, 2020
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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.
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Anne Foster Angelou – Apr 18, 2020
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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!
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  • Long wait times
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Judy L Hamilton – Aug 04, 2019
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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.
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Meredith in Augusta , GA – Feb 11, 2019
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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 Mayo was superb. Gordon Heaton
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Gordon Heaton in Lone Tree, CO – Dec 11, 2018
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Could not ask for a better surgeon.
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Louisiana – Jul 20, 2017
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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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Dr. Schaff's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pericardial Disease
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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
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Mitral Valve Surgery
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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)
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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
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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...Read more

Biography

Interests Surgery for congenital and acquired heart disease

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1973
University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Medical School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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
  • American Heart Association Visiting Teacher Award University of Malaya, 1987
  • Individual Award of Excellence Mayo Medical Center, 1998
  • L.G. Moorman Award University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, 1973
  • George D. Zuidema Resident Research Award Department of Surgery The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1980
  • MD Graduate with Distinction 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
  • 1973L.G. Moorman Award University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, 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
  • 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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Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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