Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 600 people for acoustic neuromas.
  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat and hearing surgeons (neurotologists), neurologists, and neurosurgeons work with doctors trained in brain and nervous system tumor treatment (neuro-oncologists), radiation therapy (radiation oncologists), imaging (radiologists), and other areas to evaluate and treat your condition. Hearing specialists (audiologists) also will be involved in your care.
  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors treat acoustic neuromas with several approaches, including observation; stereotactic radiosurgery, hearing preservation surgery, and nonhearing preservation surgery, a surgery performed when the tumor has already permanently damaged most of the hearing in the affected ear. Nearly 400 stereotactic radiosurgeries are performed annually at Mayo Clinic.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research studying new or improved treatments for acoustic neuroma and other neurological conditions.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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