Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

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71 y/o
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Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Rochester, MN. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 FIRST 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

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

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

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

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