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  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain conditions (neurologists), brain surgery (neurosurgeons) and nonsurgical treatments (neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists) have experience treating people who have brain aneurysms and other brain and blood vessel conditions (cerebrovascular diseases).

    Mayo Clinic is one of the nation's largest treatment and research centers for cerebrovascular diseases.

  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and others work together to evaluate and treat people who have brain aneurysms.
  • Diagnostic tests. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate people who have brain aneurysms with computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cerebral arteriography, cerebrospinal fluid examination and other tests.

    Your doctor may use these tests to diagnose an unruptured aneurysm and determine its size, location and other characteristics and assess the aneurysm's risk of rupture. Doctors also use these tests to diagnose a ruptured aneurysm, which needs emergency treatment.

  • Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise treating brain aneurysms with endovascular techniques such as coiling and coiling in combination with stenting, other new endovascular techniques, surgery, and other options.
  • Efficiency. Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose your condition and develop your treatment plan, often in a few days.
  • Individualized treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors work with you closely to develop an individualized treatment plan to prevent a brain hemorrhage based on your brain aneurysm's size and location, its risk of rupture, other aneurysm features, consideration of any family history of aneurysm rupture, your medical condition, and your preference after your consultation with Mayo Clinic doctors.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in potential causes, risks, diagnostic tests and treatments for brain aneurysms and other brain conditions and conduct clinical trials.

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 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.

Sept. 01, 2015