Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's stroke experts provide comprehensive care for more than 20,000 people with stroke and other blood vessel and brain (cerebrovascular) conditions each year.

  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota are certified comprehensive stroke centers while campuses in Arizona 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 (cerebrovascular 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.
  • 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.

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