Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive expertise and experience in evaluating and treating arteriovenous malformations. Our experts evaluate and treat more than 300 people with arteriovenous malformations each year.

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have pioneered surgical techniques for AVM as well as noninvasive stereotactic radiosurgery. This expertise in surgery and noninvasive treatment as well as in embolization and watchful waiting allows the AVM team at Mayo Clinic to provide the widest range of treatment options available.

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. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Aug. 12, 2017
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