- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists) and brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons) have experience in treating hydrocephalus and related conditions. Doctors trained in treating children who have brain and nervous system conditions (pediatric neurologists) treat children who have hydrocephalus.
- Pediatric expertise. Mayo Clinic offers diagnosis, care and treatment in a child-friendly environment for children who have hydrocephalus. In Mayo's efficient system, your child can see multiple specialists and receive prompt testing and treatment. The care team also includes nurse specialists, social workers and behavioral health specialists.
- Team approach. Mayo Clinic neurologists, neurosurgeons and other doctors work together to diagnose and treat people who have hydrocephalus.
- Prompt care. In Mayo Clinic's efficient system, doctors may evaluate you and develop your treatment plan in days, not weeks.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.
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