Aneurysm care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic's aneurysm team includes specialists in blood vessel disease (vascular specialists), blood vessel surgery (vascular surgeons), brain disease (neurologists), brain surgery (neurosurgeons), blood vessel imaging and brain imaging. These specialists work together to diagnose and treat adults and children with aneurysms and to provide exactly the care you need.

Having all of this specialized 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 your appointments are scheduled in coordination. Highly specialized blood vessel and brain experts are all working together to determine what's best for you.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic specialists use advanced imaging techniques to determine the size and location of an aneurysm, and to assess the risk of rupture. Diagnostic tests include heart ultrasound (echocardiogram), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), cerebral arteriography and cerebrospinal fluid examination.

Mayo Clinic doctors use this information to diagnose a ruptured aneurysm, which needs emergency treatment, and to pinpoint the treatment option that's best for you. They also use these tests to determine an unruptured aneurysm's size, location and other characteristics, and to assess the aneurysm's risk of rupture.

Mayo Clinic surgeons are committed to providing the latest treatment options for aneurysms. These specialists have experience using endovascular surgery as well as open surgery. For brain aneurysms, endovascular surgery options include coiling, and coiling in combination with stenting.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than more than 2600 people with aneurysms each year. Decisions about whether to monitor or treat aneurysms require doctors to balance the risks and benefits of various options for your specific condition. Mayo Clinic specialists have the skills and experience needed to make these decisions. Pediatric specialists at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have experience evaluating and treating children with aneurysms.

Mayo Clinic surgeons have experience with advanced endovascular procedures, including coiling and stenting for brain aneurysms.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery and for heart and heart surgery.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular surgery, cardiovascular medicine, 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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