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.

Research Laboratories

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

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 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 2021–2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

April 14, 2020