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A neurosurgeon uses a 3D model of a person's brain tumor to explain the surgical plan.

A neurosurgeon uses a 3D model of a person's brain tumor to explain the surgical plan.

Brain & Central Nervous System Cancers - Personalized Care for Each Patient

Mayo Clinic Connect: Brain tumors

Each year at Mayo Clinic, more than 6,000 adults and children with brain tumors and other central nervous system cancers find the help they need. For many of them, surgery is the best option. Clinic neurosurgeons perform more than 3,000 brain and central nervous system surgeries yearly.

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons specialize in minimally invasive techniques, which often result in reduced hospital stays, shorter recovery times and lower expected mortality rate in brain tumor surgery. The clinic's adult 30-day mortality rate for brain tumor surgery is only 0.3 percent, compared with 1 to 4 percent nationally. At Mayo Clinic, many people leave the hospital two days after surgery.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, and is ranked among the top hospitals for cancer. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are recognized among the Best Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery. With the emphasis on collaborative care, specialists interact very closely with their colleagues across all sites.

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Oct. 10, 2019