Septal Myectomy is covered by Medicare, the only thing that Medicare didnt cover was blood sugars which seems odd.
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Thu, May 9 9:53pm · Making decisions about air travel when traveling for medical help? in Visiting Mayo Clinic
My husband had septal myectomy last October at Rochester. We live in San Diego, we flew into Minneapolis and the small plane was fine. The shuttle service to and from Rochester was great and inexpensive, I checked the bags, there is a wheelchair service at the front of the terminal if you need it. The journey home was fine but really tiring
My husband was diagnosed with HCM 30 years ago and last October had septal myectomy by Dr Schaff and I think he now realises how compromised he was. He was convinced that the ablation would suit him better but after a long consultation with Dr Geske had the surgery instead. Stay in touch on this group it’s helpful and supportive
The symptoms will get progressively worse, my husband was on max dose of meds still with symptoms. He was first diagnosed with HCM at 43 he’s now 74 so did really well until last March.
My husband had all of the tests done at Mayo, he hadn’t had catheterization done for years, we met with a cardiologist who specializes in HCM and after looking at his echo he advised getting the surgery. We also discussed ablation, but after seeing how bad the obstruction was decided that wouldn’t have worked as well as the surgery.
I was extremely impressed with Mayo, everything flowed no hiccups with appointments or the surgery or postop care.