Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic neurologists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating ALS. Each year, our experts see nearly 800 people with ALS.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages because the symptoms are similar to many other disorders, including spinal cord diseases, muscle diseases and neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, multifocal motor neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, spinal muscular atrophy and stroke. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have experience evaluating people for ALS and other conditions with similar symptoms.

Although ALS can't be cured, Mayo Clinic doctors focus on slowing the progression of your condition, relieving your symptoms, helping you maintain function through rehabilitation and improving your quality of life. The team partners with you and your family to provide care and support.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are certified Centers of Excellence by the ALS Association.

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

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.