- Experience. Mayo Clinic specialists have experience performing cervical spine surgery on children. Each year, Mayo surgeons perform more than 40 of these procedures.
- Expertise. At Mayo Clinic surgeons specializing in children's brain and spine disorders (pediatric neurosurgeons) work with orthopedic surgeons and pediatricians to treat children with cervical spine problems.
- Technology. Mayo Clinic surgeons use the latest techniques for cervical spine surgery, including minimally invasive approaches and detailed imaging during surgery to guide the procedure.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for neurology and neurosurgery and among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for neurology and neurosurgery and for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for orthopedics.
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