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Patient Reviews

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Patient comments (7)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Hartzell Schaff is Excellent. Dr. Schaff has been reviewed by 19 patients who have provided 7 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
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Promptness 4.9
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Courteous Staff 5.0
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Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
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Bedside Manner 4.4
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Spends Time with Me 4.2
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Follows Up After Visit 4.0
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Hartzell Schaff, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 41 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Blood Clot (Thromboembolism)
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Angioplasty & Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • False Aneurysm
  • Heart Cancer
  • Heart Diseases
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Education & Awards

Dr. Schaff graduated from University of Oklahoma , Oklahoma City. He has 15 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Atrial Heart Septal Defects
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Coronary Artery Bypass
Heart Neoplasms
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
President, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 2012
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2011 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2012)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Minnesota
Thoracic Surgeon

Affiliations

Dr. Schaff has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Rochester Methodist Hospital 
  • St Marys Hospital - Rochester 

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Additional Information
Dr. Hartzell V Schaff MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 38 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Hartzell V. Schaff practice?
Dr. Hartzell Schaff has 8 office locations.
Dr. Hartzell Schaff practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Rochester, MN.
Additional practice locations include: Austin, MN and Owatonna, MN.
See Rochester Surgeons.