Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in evaluating and treating people who have strokes and other brain and blood vessel (cerebrovascular) conditions. Doctors treat more than 5,800 people each year who have strokes. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, and at the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire, Wis., and La Crosse, Wis., are certified as primary stroke centers by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits health care providers.
  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in blood vessel and brain conditions (vascular neurologists), blood vessel conditions and imaging (endovascular surgical neuroradiologists), blood vessel conditions and brain surgery (vascular neurosurgeons), physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, and other areas work together to promptly diagnose and treat people who have had strokes, and to prevent strokes in people who are at risk of strokes. Doctors work with you and your family to develop your treatment plan.
  • Latest technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use advanced technology and detailed imaging tests to diagnose strokes or other cerebrovascular conditions, to determine the cause of your symptoms and to determine the most appropriate treatment.
  • Innovative programs. Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota use stroke telemedicine to evaluate people who have had acute strokes at remote sites and provide treatment recommendations to doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, Internet telecommunications, robots and other technology. Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota offer brain rehabilitation to people who have had strokes.
  • Research leader. Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers actively study stroke causes, risk factors, prevention, diagnostic tests and treatment options and conduct clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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