Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic brain surgeons (neurosurgeons) and computer experts introduced computer-assisted brain surgery decades ago. The technique advanced the treatment of brain tumors, epilepsy and other conditions.

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have performed computer-assisted brain surgery on thousands of people and perform about 1,000 computer-assisted brain surgeries each year.


Doctors at Mayo Clinic are actively engaged in research to develop and refine computer-assisted brain surgery methods, expanding the applications of this emerging technology.

Nationally recognized expertise

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

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.

Aug. 30, 2017
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