Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating migraines and other types of headaches. Each year, Mayo experts treat approximately 16,000 patients for migraines.

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.

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

June 17, 2016
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