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

Mayo Clinic's world-renowned neurosurgeons perform more than 7,000 complex surgical procedures every year at campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic are on the leading edge of treating neurological conditions using the latest innovations and techniques in neurosurgery, such as minimally invasive surgery, robotics, intraoperative MRI, computer-assisted brain surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, awake brain surgery, and deep brain stimulation.

The right care the first time

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons take the time to get it right. In a recent study, 88 percent of people who came to the 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 magnetic resonance elastrography, PET imaging 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, MRI guided focused ultrasound, laser ablation, comprehensive intraoperative neuromonitoring. The clinic is one of only a few centers in the country to offer awake brain surgery in some situations. This approach may give people with a complex tumor a safe way to remove it while minimizing the risk of debilitating complications.

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.

Research to improve medical care

Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new knowledge to improve diagnosis, therapies and outcomes for people with more than 500 different brain and nervous system disorders. You may have an opportunity to be part of one of the clinic's many 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 an integrated, multidisciplinary. The neurosurgery 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 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 treating cancer with radiation.

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.

Pediatric experts provide the highest quality neurosurgical care to children at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Pediatric neurosurgeons trained in treating children work with other pediatric specialists to provide comprehensive care to children and adolescents. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic includes neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists and other specialists. Children with other serious and complex conditions, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and spina bifida, receive care from coordinated, focused teams of doctors.

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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What it is, how it's done, how to prepare, risks and results.

Mayo Clinic neurologists and neurosurgeons have experience treating all types of brain and nervous system conditions.

Many people come to Mayo Clinic when their condition is complex or extremely unusual. You may come to Mayo Clinic on your own or with a referral from your doctor, neurologist or neurosurgeon.

Neurologists and neurosurgeons work with a team of doctors and subspecialists in other areas to determine the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs.

Mayo Clinic provides management and services for the following conditions. In addition to the conditions listed below, Mayo Clinic neurologists and neurosurgeons also evaluate people who have neurological symptoms or complications from other conditions. Availability of the services may vary between each Mayo location. 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 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 for 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 rates all three Mayo Clinic campuses as Level 4 Epilepsy Centers, providing the highest level of diagnosis and treatment options for people with epilepsy.
  • 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.
  • Recognized spine care leaders. National organizations have chosen Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. as participants in Centers of Excellence, a designation that recognizes spine care quality and value.
  • Top-ranked education program. 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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Mayo Clinic researchers in basic and clinical science are constantly studying and developing new techniques and technical advances in neurosurgery and neurology. Research includes studies of cancers of the brain and nervous system (neuro-oncology), developmental and regenerative neurobiology, and other areas.

The team at Mayo Clinic has the ability to carry therapeutic options through several different stages — from their inception as ideas to safety and efficacy testing and their development as valuable treatments. Their efforts ensure that Mayo Clinic remains on the leading edge of patient care. Read more about neurosurgery research.

Neurosurgery laboratories and programs

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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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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