One of the largest and most comprehensive neurosurgical practices in the world

Mayo Clinic offers the latest in neurosurgical care, including lifesaving, technically demanding procedures that help adults and children with complex and serious conditions. Our world-renowned neurosurgeons perform more than 9,000 surgeries every year. They are on the leading edge of treating brain, spine and nervous system conditions using innovative approaches such as awake brain surgery, robotics, intraoperative MRI, computer-assisted brain surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and deep brain stimulation.

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 MRIs, magnetic resonance elastography, PET scans and molecular diagnostics.

Top ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked high-performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Advanced neurosurgical treatment

Mayo Clinic is a leader in the field of neurosurgery with state-of-the-art facilities including an intraoperative MRI suite, image-guided surgery, laser ablation and comprehensive intraoperative neuromonitoring. The clinic is one of only a few medical centers in the country to offer awake brain surgery. This approach may give people with a complex tumor a safe way to remove it while minimizing the risk to speech and other vital functions.

Surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota may use approaches that benefit from access to a high-powered (7-tesla) MRI scanner. This scanner creates images of such detail that it can pinpoint the smallest defects: in some cases, those causing seizures. This helps neurosurgeons more easily locate and treat them.

Applying the latest in research

Mayo Clinic neuroscientists constantly seek new knowledge to improve diagnosis, therapies and outcomes for people with brain, spine 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 neurologic care for people everywhere.

Collaborative, seamless care

Neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of a multidisciplinary group. They work with experts in many specialties to provide you with comprehensive care. These teams include doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions; tumors of the brain and nervous system; brain and nervous system imaging; musculoskeletal conditions; ear, nose and throat conditions; endocrine gland conditions; physical medicine and rehabilitation; pain medicine; and radiation oncology.

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.

Pediatric neurosurgeons provide high-quality neurosurgical care to children at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. They work with other specialists to provide comprehensive, coordinated care to children and adolescents with serious and complex conditions, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and fetal defects. Children seen in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic might have a team that also includes neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists and 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.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

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Mayo Clinic neurologists and neurosurgeons use advanced techniques and technologies to evaluate and treat neurological conditions, including many rare or complex disorders. They work with a team of doctors trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

Mayo Clinic offers many neurological and neurosurgical procedures, including but not limited to those listed below. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic neurologists and neurosurgeons have experience treating all types of brain, spine and nervous system conditions. They work with a team of doctors trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

Mayo Clinic provides evaluation and treatment for many conditions, including but not limited to those listed below. Availability of the services may vary among Mayo locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Mayo Clinic's Department of Neurosurgery is consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding patient care. These endorsements reinforce our commitment to providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked high-performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic is also recognized for high-quality neurosurgery subspecialty care, research and education by a variety of national organizations:

  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards as a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic is also part of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a group of scientists throughout the U.S. and Canada who work together to conduct clinical trials and reduce the impact of cancer.
  • Top-tier epilepsy centers. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) rates all Mayo Clinic campuses as Level 4 epilepsy centers, providing the highest level of diagnosis and treatment options for people with epilepsy.
  • Recognized spine care leaders. National organizations have chosen Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, as participants in Centers of Excellence, a designation that recognizes spine care quality and value.
  • Certified stroke centers. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota are each certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits hospitals and staff. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission.
  • Top-ranked education program. The Mayo Clinic Department of Neurosurgery residency training program is ranked among the top performing programs by Doximity and U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Research that helps people

Mayo Clinic fosters an environment where scientific expertise is combined with surgical insights to create solutions for unmet needs. The unrelenting focus of our neurosurgery researchers results in more options for people with complex conditions of the brain and nervous system that might benefit from surgery. Examples of successes that improve people's lives include:

  • Enhancing spinal surgery with robot-assisted placement of spinal hardware
  • Translating neurostimulation research and innovations into patient care
  • Developing regenerative approaches to brain tumor care
  • Studying which approaches to glioblastoma have the best outcomes over time
  • Approaches to immunotherapy for a brain tumor called glioblastoma
  • Advancing our understanding of the complex condition arteriovenous malformation
  • Developing an epilepsy treatment model that focuses on whole-person care
  • Redefining stroke care by developing a balloon-guided catheter to extract clots
  • Developing new surgical techniques to remove brain tumors

Mayo Clinic has an extensive effort in neurosurgery research, spanning numerous centers, programs and labs across its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Our surgeon-researchers and scientists collaborate with colleagues worldwide, contributing to advances in medicine that improve neurological care for people everywhere.

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Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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