Chiari malformation care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons), brain and nervous system conditions in children (pediatric neurologists and pediatric neurosurgeons), and other doctors work together to diagnose Chiari malformation and determine the most appropriate treatment for you. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Accurate diagnosis is critical for providing appropriate treatment for each person. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in treating Chiari malformation and other conditions. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors treat more than 1,300 people with Chiari malformation.
  • Efficient system. In Mayo Clinic's efficient system, doctors usually can diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan within days, not weeks. Close collaboration enables the team to have your test results available quickly and to coordinate scheduling your appointments.
Sept. 29, 2016
References
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