Specialty Groups

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The Department of Medical Genetics has specialty clinics for patients who have certain disorders:

  • Marfan Syndrome Clinic. Patients evaluated with Marfan Syndrome are seen by a cardiologist, a medical geneticist, an ophthalmologist and orthopedist, as needed.

  • Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 and type 2 receive care from endocrine surgeons, spine surgeons, orthopedic oncology surgeons, pediatric surgeons and pediatric orthopedic surgeons. They also have access to geneticists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, oncologists, endocrinologists, dermatologists, radiologists, audiologists, ENT doctors, pain specialists and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists.

    The Neurofibromatosis Clinic has been recognized as an affiliate clinic by the Children's Tumor Foundation "for providing outstanding NF care through their implementation of current consensus clinical care guidelines."

  • Pediatric Genetics Clinic. Pediatric patients are seen by geneticists, pediatricians and other specialists, as needed. Patients are evaluated and treated for inborn errors of metabolism, connective tissue dysplasias, developmental delay, birth defects, fetal alcohol syndrome, skeletal dysplasias, chromosome disorders, autism, and a number of hereditary disorders.

  • Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic. Patients with tuberous sclerosis are usually seen by a medical geneticist and dermatologist — and a nephrologist, if necessary.

  • Von Hippel-Lindau Clinic. Evaluation, diagnosis, and coordination of care are offered for people with suspected or confirmed von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. Services include regular monitoring for VHL-related complications in the brain, spinal cord, eyes, kidneys, adrenal glands and other organs. A team of specialists who are experienced with von Hippel-Lindau disease are consulted as needed. The team can include neurosurgeons, urologists, ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, geneticists and others.