Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons evaluate and treat hundreds of people who have carotid artery disease each year, and perform complex surgeries. Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are certified as primary stroke centers by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits health care providers.
  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists), blood vessel surgery (vascular and endovascular surgeons), brain conditions (neurologists), brain surgery (neurosurgeons), imaging techniques (radiologists) and other specialties work as a team to diagnose people who have carotid artery disease and determine the most appropriate treatment.
  • Efficient system. Mayo Clinic doctors often can diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan within a few days.
  • Technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use the most current technology in diagnostic tests and treatment for carotid artery disease.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors actively research new and improved carotid artery disease treatment and conduct clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery and for heart and heart surgery.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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