Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Center: Travel  & Lodging Options for Mercy Heart Center

Dr. Ciuffo and his friendly staff understand that there can be many practical issues behind planning a long distance trip for medical needs. We are committed to offering you a schedule that works best with you, along with assistance upon your arrival and surgery at the Mercy Heart Center. An information package for patients and families is available upon request. Maria and Valerie will be happy to advise and assist you in planning your travel and lodging options. Please visit the following internet resources to help make your trip stress-free, from the planning stage to your arrival and departure.


Transportation to the Mercy Heart Center

Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) , the nearest airport, is conveniently about 8 minutes from the Heart Center. It is well connected with daily flights to and from most of the country. More information about flights and schedules are available at the airport website

The interstate Highway I-77, exit 105, is one minute away from the Center. More information about its connections to other highways at

Local Amtrak Train Stations are also available nearby. See for planning travel by train

Local Car Rentals available at the Akron Canton airport. Click here for a list of car rental companies and respective links.


There are many hotel rooms or apartments that offer short term rentals  that are available for your stay before and after your surgery. For local hotels that offer hospital rates, consult Maria and Cindy–they are happy to help you find a place to stay for your trip.

Restaurants and Local Attractions

trav4The Canton’s Conventions & Visitors’ Bureau website has a comprehensive listing of local restaurants, attractions, events, maps and other pertinent information

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr.Ciuffo’s office for any questions! We would be glad to assist you.

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