Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic experts provide comprehensive care for more than 300 people with brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and other vascular abnormalities affecting the brain each year.

Stereotactic radiosurgery for brain AVM teamwork at Mayo Clinic
  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and other specialists work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide expert, individualized care to every person with brain AVM. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist.

    Close collaboration enables the team to have your test results available quickly and to coordinate all necessary appointments.

  • Diagnostic tools. MRIs and other types of brain imaging are crucial to effective treatment. Mayo Clinic neuroradiologists devote their careers to evaluating brain conditions. This deep experience results in more accurate imaging and interpretation.
  • The latest techniques and technology. Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have pioneered surgical techniques for AVM as well as noninvasive stereotactic radiosurgery. With this expertise in surgery and noninvasive treatment as well as in embolization and watchful waiting, the AVM team at Mayo Clinic provides people the widest range of treatment options available.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic's neurology and neurosurgery program has earned a national reputation as a top treatment center. The program is recognized for its multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment and patient care as well as for its advanced research into improved treatments.

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, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, 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.

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

April 08, 2015
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