Overview

Expert treatment personalized for you

Mayo Clinic's top-ranked team of neurologists diagnoses and treats more than 100,000 adults and children each year, including those with complex or rare conditions.

The Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology is one of the largest and most comprehensive neurological practices in the world. It includes more than 200 subspecialized experts trained in epilepsy, movement disorders, dementias and other cognitive conditions, stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-oncology, multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disorders, autoimmune neurology, pediatric neurology, neurophysiology, headache, neuromuscular diseases, peripheral nerve, sleep neurology, and speech pathology.

The right care the first time

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Mayo Clinic doctors take the time to get it right. In a recent study, 88 percent of people who came to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion received a new or refined diagnosis.

You may undergo several tests so that your doctors can identify exactly what's causing your signs and symptoms. Mayo Clinic's neurologists and neurosurgeons work with radiologists who use innovative and advanced imaging technologies and tools, including 7-Tesla MRI, magnetic resonance elastography, PET imaging and molecular diagnostics.

Top ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/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 Children's Center has again been ranked as the top performing children's hospital in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa on U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Applying the latest in research

Mayo Clinic neurologists constantly seek new knowledge to improve diagnosis and therapies for people with brain and nervous system disorders. You may have an opportunity to be part of one of the clinic's many neurology-related clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic physician-scientists collaborate with researchers worldwide, contributing to advances in medicine that improve neurological care for people everywhere.

Collaborative, seamless care

Neurologists at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary group. The neurology team, at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, collaborates with experts in many specialties to provide you with comprehensive care. These experts include doctors trained in brain and nervous system surgery, tumors of the brain and nervous system, brain and nervous system imaging, mental health conditions, sleep disorders, speech conditions, eye conditions, pain medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

A team focused on you

Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion. Your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, and appointment schedules are coordinated. Highly specialized experts are working together for you. What might take weeks or even months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

Neurological services are also provided to children at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Neurologists trained in treating children work with other pediatric specialists to diagnose and treat children and adolescents.

Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites provide Mayo Clinic neurology and neurosurgery care to their local communities.

Oct. 26, 2018