ALS care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in neuromuscular conditions (neurologists) work closely with doctors trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), physical and occupational therapists, nutrition specialists (dietitians), nurses, social workers, and others to care for people with ALS. Many Mayo Clinic health care professionals are ready and willing to join your team.

    Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 800 people with ALS each year.

  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors have state-of-the-art equipment to run diagnostic tests such as electromyograms and nerve conduction studies to provide an accurate diagnosis and guide treatment.
  • Comprehensive care. The Mayo Clinic comprehensive ALS care team coordinates to ensure that all of your treatment needs, including rehabilitation, nutrition, and lung and breathing care, are met with satisfaction. Doctors offer treatment and continuing care that can address your medical needs and improve your quality of life.
  • Support. The integrated care team can help improve your quality of life and provide needed support for you and your family. Your care team can also help connect you with support groups in your area.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are certified Centers of Excellence by the ALS Association.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology department's expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic neurologists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating ALS. Each year, our experts see nearly 800 people with ALS.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages because the symptoms are similar to many other disorders, including spinal cord diseases, muscle diseases and neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, multifocal motor neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, spinal muscular atrophy and stroke. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have experience evaluating people for ALS and other conditions with similar symptoms.

Although ALS can't be cured, Mayo Clinic doctors focus on slowing the progression of your condition, relieving your symptoms, helping you maintain function through rehabilitation and improving your quality of life. The team partners with you and your family to provide care and support.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are certified Centers of Excellence by the ALS Association.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology department's expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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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