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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

I want to share my story to possibly help another person and to hopefully help others who are still facing their own health unknowns. I struggled for years with extreme fatigue, major skin problems, muscle weakness, escalating eye issues, and a host of other unexplained symptoms. I moved to Georgia with more and more symptoms. [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), chest surgeons (thoracic surgeons) and other specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating myasthenia gravis. Doctors also have experience treating rare, hereditary forms of myasthenia called congenital myasthenic syndromes.
  • Team approach. Neurologists work with an integrated team of chest surgeons (thoracic surgeons), cancer specialists (oncologists) and others to evaluate your condition and determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
  • Efficient system. In Mayo Clinic's system, your testing and diagnosis usually can be done in just days.
  • Surgical experience. Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeons are experienced in treating myasthenia gravis and performing surgery to remove the thymus gland (thymectomy). At Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, you may have the option of a minimally invasive thymectomy, which may include a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or robotic surgery. Not all surgical options are available at all Mayo locations.

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 Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Dec. 24, 2015