Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in evaluating and treating people with Huntington's disease and other nervous system (neurological) conditions. Doctors trained in movement disorders evaluate and treat about 60 people with Huntington's disease each year.

Research

Mayo Clinic researchers in the Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology study the causes, progression, genetics and treatment options for Huntington's disease. Experts in Mayo Clinic's Department of Clinical Genomics provide access to the latest testing techniques, when medically appropriate, such as whole-exome sequencing, to identify genetic variants. Mayo researchers also conduct clinical trials.

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.

June 13, 2017
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