Overview

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.