Dystonia care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Dystonia can affect many different body parts. At Mayo Clinic, neurologists and neurosurgeons work with other Mayo Clinic specialists to ease your symptoms.

Doctors trained in child and adolescent neurology and pediatric neurosurgery care for children with dystonia at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Treatment for dystonia depends on the type of dystonia you have and its severity. At Mayo Clinic, care is tailored to your specific needs.

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have experience using deep brain stimulation and Botox injections to treat people with dystonia. You may also have access to clinical trials of new treatments at Mayo Clinic.

Neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, are among the few surgeons with experience performing selective denervation for people with severe dystonia. Members of the Movement Disorders Subspecialty Group also treat people with dystonia and other movement disorders and conduct research.

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, the staff in the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center treats people with dystonia and other movement disorders and conducts research.

Staff in the Movement Disorders Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida evaluates and treats people with dystonia and other movement disorders and conduct research.

Nationally recognized expertise

Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 1,000 people with dystonia.

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. Mayo Clinic Children’s Center has again been ranked as the top performing children’s hospital in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017–2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 1,000 people with dystonia. Mayo Clinic has a long-standing tradition of researching and treating dystonia and other movement disorders.
  • The latest techniques and technology. Neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, are among the few surgeons with experience performing selective denervation for people with severe dystonia.

    Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have experience using deep brain stimulation and Botox injections to treat people with dystonia. You may also have access to clinical trials of new treatments at Mayo Clinic.

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. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

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

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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