Acoustic neuroma care at Mayo Clinic
Multidisciplinary acoustic neuroma exam at Mayo Clinic
Each year, Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary team of acoustic neuroma specialists cares for about 1,200 people with acoustic neuromas.
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat and hearing surgeons (neuro-otologists), neurologists, and neurosurgeons work with doctors trained in brain and nervous system tumor treatment (neuro-oncologists), radiation therapy (radiation oncologists), imaging (radiologists), and other areas to evaluate and treat your condition. Hearing specialists (audiologists), physical therapists and other specialists also may be involved in your care.
People with an acoustic neuroma at Mayo Clinic benefit from:
- An individualized experience. Mayo Clinic specialists work together, taking the time to listen and respond to each person's symptoms and experiences. This allows for a more accurate diagnosis and detailed itinerary for each person.
- Advanced imaging studies. MRIs and other types of imaging are crucial for effective treatment. Mayo Clinic neuroradiologists devote their careers to evaluating nervous system conditions. This deep experience provides you with more accurate imaging and interpretation.
Expert treatment. Mayo Clinic experts treat acoustic neuromas with several approaches, including observation, stereotactic radiosurgery, hearing preservation surgery and nonhearing preservation surgery. Nonhearing preservation surgery is performed when the tumor has already permanently damaged most of the hearing in the affected ear.
Mayo Clinic specialists have pioneered many surgical techniques for acoustic neuromas and other types of peripheral nerve tumors and offer highly specialized care.
Research. Mayo Clinic researchers are constantly looking for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of acoustic neuromas and other neurological conditions. You may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial as part of your treatment at Mayo Clinic.
Mayo Clinic's researchers study the genetic causes of acoustic neuromas and their growth, as well as a long-term study of quality-of-life issues affecting people with acoustic neuromas.
Stereotactic radiosurgery planning session for an acoustic neuroma
Mayo Clinic experts offer a variety of treatment approaches for acoustic neuromas, including stereotactic radiosurgery, such as Gamma Knife.
Expertise and rankings
Acoustic neuroma exam at Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic researchers are constantly looking for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of acoustic neuromas and other neurological conditions.
Mayo Clinic specialists have extensive expertise diagnosing and treating acoustic neuromas and care for about 1,200 people a year with acoustic neuromas.
Mayo Clinic doctors use the latest tools and techniques to treat acoustic neuromas, including stereotactic radiosurgery and other innovative technologies.
An advanced form of brain tumor imaging called magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) was invented at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons were among the first to use it with related slip interface imaging. The combination provided a clearer picture of the firmness and degree of attachment of brain tumors to the surrounding healthy tissues. This helped surgical planning and reduced uncertainty before going into surgery.
With access to state-of-the-art laboratory and clinical facilities, Mayo Clinic researchers are innovators in the care of acoustic neuromas and other types of peripheral nerve tumors.
Current research topics include investigating the genetic causes of acoustic neuromas and their growth as well as a long-term study of quality-of-life issues affecting people with acoustic neuromas.
Acoustic neuroma care at Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic researchers are actively engaged in studies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of acoustic neuromas.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology & neurosurgery and ear, nose & throat by U.S. News & World Report. 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.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology and neurosurgery departments' expertise and rankings.
Locations, travel and lodging
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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Costs and insurance
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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