Essential tremor care at Mayo Clinic

Doctors at Mayo Clinic are experts at diagnosing and treating essential tremor. They will work with your primary doctor to help coordinate your treatment and may offer you deep brain stimulation if your tremor is severe.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists) treat more than 2,300 people with essential tremor each year.
  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic neurologists work with doctors trained in nerve surgery (neurosurgeons) and others to evaluate and treat your condition.
  • Individualized treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors work with you to develop the most appropriate treatment for you. Essential tremor can't be cured, but doctors will help you to manage your condition.
  • Coordinated care. Your doctor will work with your primary doctor to coordinate your care.

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. 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.

Jan. 20, 2016
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