Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  |  
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69 y/o
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Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD is a cardiovascular surgery doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. He is 69 years old.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Maze Procedure
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Schaff's bio

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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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

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Procedures

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • 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
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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?,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional 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

Dr. Schaff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schaff to family and friends
4.7
based on 15 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Schaff's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Louisiana |
Could not ask for a better surgeon.
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New York, NY |
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 accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schaff has admitting privileges

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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