Expertise and rankings

Top ranked surgical programs

Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report, reflecting overall excellence but also high scores in the ranking's surgical categories, including but not limited to:

  • Cardiology & heart surgery
  • Ear, nose & throat
  • Gastroenterology & GI surgery
  • Neurology & neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology & lung surgery

Innovative services and special programs

Recent examples of surgical innovations at Mayo Clinic include:

Mayo Clinic not only conducts extensive basic science but also carries out a wide range of clinical trials focused on surgical treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for pediatric heart and heart surgery, gastroenterological surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery.

April 14, 2020