Congenital myasthenic syndromes care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), genetic conditions (medical geneticists), musculoskeletal conditions (orthopedic surgeons), eye conditions (ophthalmologists), anesthesiology (anesthesiologists) and other areas work together to evaluate and treat people with congenital myasthenic syndromes.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating congenital myasthenic syndromes, although they are rare conditions.

    Congenital myasthenic syndromes are estimated to occur in about 9 out of 1,000,000 people. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat about six people with congenital myasthenic syndromes each year.

  • An efficient system. A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures lets you make the most of your time at the clinic. Mayo staff runs all tests and labs at Mayo Clinic, which means tests taken in the morning can be reviewed the same afternoon. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.
  • Individualized care. At Mayo Clinic, your doctor will provide you or your child with individualized care to help you manage your symptoms. Doctors at Mayo will also coordinate your follow-up care with your primary doctor.

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 Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Nov. 19, 2016
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