Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic's brachial plexus surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities to solve both straightforward and complex brachial plexus problems. Each year, we treat more than 270 people with brachial plexus injuries and have done so for more than 15 years. Mayo Clinic brachial plexus experts frequently are asked to travel worldwide to educate other surgeons and to provide insight into the latest operative techniques.
  • Innovative methods. Mayo Clinic brachial plexus surgeons are at the forefront of new and innovative treatment options for nerve injuries and the accompanying loss of function that occurs after brachial plexopathy. Patient-specific surgical options combined with advanced pain management and rehabilitation protocols have helped our surgeons dramatically improve the lives of patients with these difficult and often complex problems. Mayo Clinic brachial plexus surgeons have an extensive depth and breadth of experience with advanced microsurgical techniques, have developed new muscle and tendon transfers, and are at the forefront in understanding nerve regeneration.
  • New advances. Our surgeons and scientists collaborate in Mayo Clinic laboratories for microsurgery and regenerative medicine to develop new solutions that improve nerve healing, speed rehabilitation, and improve the outcomes for patients with brachial plexus injuries. Our constant, enthusiastic search for improvements in the ability to repair nerves, muscle and tendon has made the treatment of brachial plexus injuries progressively more reliable and reproducible for patients at Mayo Clinic.
  • Team approach. The team approach is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic. For those patients with a brachial plexus problem, Mayo Clinic experts in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work together. The Mayo Clinic brachial plexus team seeks to first understand the full extent of your brachial plexus injury and then implements a treatment plan that ultimately maximizes your function. Consultations with doctors and testing often can be coordinated in a single visit.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, 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 in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.