Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic experts have extensive expertise diagnosing and treating acoustic neuroma and care for about 800 people a year with acoustic neuroma.

Advanced technology

Mayo Clinic doctors use the latest tools and techniques to treat acoustic neuroma, including stereotactic radiosurgery and other innovative technologies.

For example, Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons are among the first to use an advanced form of brain tumor imaging called magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), which was invented at Mayo Clinic, with related slip interface imaging. Together, this combination provides a clearer picture of the firmness and degree of attachment of brain tumors to the surrounding healthy tissues to help surgical planning and reduce uncertainty before going into surgery.


With access to state-of-the-art laboratory and clinical facilities, Mayo Clinic researchers are innovators in the care of acoustic neuroma and other types of peripheral nerve tumors.

Current research topics include investigating the genetic causes of acoustic neuroma and its growth as well as a long-term study of quality-of-life issues affecting people with acoustic neuroma.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, and is ranked among the top hospitals for cancer. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery. With the emphasis on collaborative care, specialists interact very closely with their colleagues across all campuses.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.