Second Opinion for Cardiac Surgery Second opinion offers peace of mind If you are facing heart surgery for a cardiac bypass, heart valve replacement or repair, or any other critical heart issue, you might have questions about what the right treatment is for you. A second opinion consult can help you understand your options and assist you with this important decision. As Greater Cincinnati’s only Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accredited by the American Heart Association, we offer the area’s best heart care, right here. At St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute, we understand your concerns and questions. Our surgeons offer quick appointments for second opinions, usually within a few days. We will help facilitate getting your records and coordinating with your insurance. Most insurance plans cover second opinions. You do not have to transfer your care to us in order to get a second opinion. Mayo Clinic e-consults Because St. Elizabeth is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, we also can provide patients with a second opinion from the experts at the Mayo Clinic without additional cost or travel. Your records are transmitted electronically to Mayo Clinic for review by their physician experts. The process is convenient, cost-effective and fast. Click here to learn more about cardiac surgery at St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute. FIND A DOCTOR Contact Us Schedule a cardiac surgery second opinion by calling (859) 301-9010. 20 Medical Village Dr. Suite 271, Edgewood, KY 41017 Meet Our Cardiothoracic Surgeons Our cardiac surgeons discuss the value and process of second opinions.