Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Subspecialty Group Overview

Mayo Clinic doctors work as a team to diagnose and treat people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related disorders.

Doctors in the ALS subspecialty group offer comprehensive care for people with ALS and their families, coordinating their diagnostic tests, treatment, rehabilitation, nutrition, lung and breathing care (pulmonary care), and follow-up care.

Support groups for people with ALS and their family members are available in the area.

Conditions and symptoms

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Bulbar and pseudobulbar palsy
  • Familial ALS
  • Fasciculations
  • Kennedy disease (spinobulbar atrophy)
  • Localized motor neuron diseases
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Motor neuropathies
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Primary lateral sclerosis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Research

Doctors are active in clinical and basic science research to study causes, genetics and potential treatments for ALS and ALS-related diseases. Researchers also conduct clinical trials. Read more about research in neuromuscular diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings; specialists in Minnesota interact very closely with colleagues across Mayo Clinic Health System and in the Arizona and Florida campuses. 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. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Oct. 26, 2018