- Experience. Every year, Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat an average of 2,000 people who have dural arteriovenous fistulas.
- Team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), brain and nerve surgery (neurosurgeons), and brain imaging (neuroradiologists) work together to treat your condition.
- Latest diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic doctors use detailed imaging tests to diagnose dural arteriovenous fistulas and other neurological conditions. Tests may include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), computerized tomography (CT) scan, CT angiogram and catheter angiography.
- Efficient system. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan, often within a few days.
- Surgical expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have expertise treating dural arteriovenous fistulas with open and minimally invasive procedures, including leading endovascular embolization techniques, surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery.
- Research. Mayo Clinic doctors study new treatments for dural arteriovenous fistulas and other neurological conditions and conduct clinical trials.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for neurology and neurosurgery and for ear, nose & throat in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals in neurology & neurosurgery.
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