A Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon collaborates with a lab technician.

Research is integrated into practice at Mayo Clinic, and surgeons are involved in many research studies and clinical trials to discover new and improved methods of treatment.

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In addition to clinical trials and research studies, Mayo surgeons continuously evaluate and analyze their large-volume surgical practices for ways to improve. Reports on treatment outcomes of large groups of patients with the same disease and the same operation result in conclusions about the efficacy of procedures and suggestions for changes in patient management.


See a list of publications on surgical topics by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research profiles by specialty

  1. Cardiovascular surgery
  2. Colon and rectal surgery
  3. Endocrine Surgery
  4. Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery
  5. Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  6. Neurosurgery
  7. Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  8. Orthopedic surgery
  9. Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery
  10. Pediatric surgery in Minnesota
  11. Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  12. Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery in Arizona
  13. Thoracic surgery
  14. Transplant Center
  15. Vascular and endovascular surgery

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, 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 Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Feb. 06, 2024