Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive expertise in treating central nervous system vascular malformation and treat more than 1,700 people with this complex condition each year.

The latest techniques and technology

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have pioneered surgical techniques for central nervous system vascular malformation as well as noninvasive stereotactic radiosurgery. With this expertise in surgery and noninvasive treatment as well as in embolization and watchful waiting, the multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic provides people with the widest range of treatment options available.


With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new medical knowledge and innovations for people with AVMs. Today's research teams are studying potential treatments, including new surgical options, innovations in imaging technology and better ways to predict risk of hemorrhage in people with AVMs.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, and is ranked among the top hospitals for cancer. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery. With the emphasis on collaborative care, specialists interact very closely with their colleagues across all campuses.

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

July 22, 2017
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