My husband had a complete pericardectomy in 11/2004 at the Cleveland Clinic. I believe that Dr. Gosta Pettersson was his doctor. He had been ill since 7/2002, and it was fully 2 years before the cause was correctly diagnosed, despite round after round of every possible specialist seeing him. Once it was determined what the problem was, we spent 3 months fighting with our insurance company to get them to allow us to go to the Cleveland Clinic, rather than have the operation done locally. We had to have the chief of surgery at both heart centers in western NY certify that, while they did partial resections for valve replacement (?), a complete resection was something they had never done, and should only be done at one of the 3 major centers you mention.
The cause of John's constrictive pericarditis was never determined. He was literally at death's door, when we left our local hospital (where he had been for a week, while they tried to stabilize him enough to make the trip) for the 4 hour ambulance ride to Cleveland. He spent another 10 days at CC prior to the surgery, while they ran tests to confirm diagnosis and continued to work to stabilize his condition. The surgery was a success, but his recovery was a very difficult road. He developed critical care neuropathy , from which he suffers to this day. (A small price to pay for his life, though).
I would not hesitate to recommend the Cleveland Clinic to anyone facing this ordeal. Obviously, the sooner a correct diagnosis is obtained and the condition dealt with, the better the chances for an excellent outcome. Best wishes to you, I'm sure that any of the three choices will work out fine.