Expert diagnosis and treatment personalized for you

Mayo Clinic offers the latest in neurological care with innovative therapies, new techniques and clinical trials developed by our world-class experts. Our neurologists help more than 100,000 adults and children each year, including those with complex or rare conditions.

Mayo Clinic's Department of Neurology is one of the largest and most comprehensive neurological practices in the world. It includes more than 200 experts trained in diagnosing and treating people with epilepsy, aneurysms, spinal bifida, movement disorders, dementias, stroke, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, headache, neuromuscular diseases, peripheral nerve tumors, paralysis, nerve pain, sleep disorders, speech disorders and many other conditions.

The right care the first time

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Our experts take the time to get it right. You might undergo several tests so that your doctors can identify exactly what's causing your signs and symptoms. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons work with radiologists who use innovative and advanced imaging technologies, including 7-tesla MRI, magnetic resonance elastography and PET scan.

Top ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. 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.

Applying the latest in research

Our neuroscientists constantly seek new knowledge to improve diagnosis and treatments for people with brain, spine and nervous system disorders. Their many projects include studying sleep-disordered breathing, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, seizures, anti-epileptic medications, and electrical stimulation to stop seizures and epilepsy. They advance the understanding of what causes Parkinson's disease and seek new drug therapies to control pain in chronic headaches and to treat dementia.

You may have an opportunity to be part of one of the clinic's many neurology-related clinical trials.

Collaborative, seamless care

Our neurologists partner with experts in many specialties to provide you with comprehensive care. Your team might 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, molecular diagnostics, speech conditions, eye conditions, pain medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or other medical and surgical specialties.

A team focused on you

A team of specialists will listen to your needs and evaluate your condition from every angle before developing an individualized treatment plan in line with your goals. Your tests results are available quickly, and appointment schedules are coordinated. What might take months elsewhere can often be done in days at Mayo Clinic. In addition, the clinic has dozens of telestroke sites across the country, bringing neurological expertise to regions where few if any neurologists are located.

Pediatric neurologists provide high quality neurological care to children at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. The neurologists work with other pediatric specialists to diagnose and treat children and adolescents with serious and complex conditions, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Children seen in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic might have a team that also includes neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists or other specialists.

Children needing hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Nurses are trained in treating children and adolescents with neurological conditions. Child life specialists help you and your child deal with natural fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.

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.