Arteriovenous malformation care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and other specialists work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide expert, individualized care to every person with AVM. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist.

Mayo Clinic specialists perform a thorough exam of each person that is tailored to the person's specific symptoms and condition. Our AVM experts will take as much time as necessary to explain, interpret and guide you through the process.

Close collaboration enables the team to have your test results available quickly and to coordinate all necessary appointments. Evaluation and treatment that might take weeks elsewhere can typically be done in only a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

At Mayo Clinic, people with AVM experience:

  • Advanced imaging studies. MRIs and other types of brain imaging are crucial to effective treatment. Mayo Clinic neuroradiologists devote their careers to evaluating brain conditions. This deep experience results in more-accurate imaging and interpretation.
  • Expert treatment. Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have pioneered surgical techniques for AVM as well as noninvasive stereotactic radiosurgery. This expertise in surgery and noninvasive treatment as well as in embolization and watchful waiting allows the AVM team at Mayo Clinic to provide the widest range of treatment options available.
  • Innovation. With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new medical knowledge and innovations for people with AVMs. Today's research teams are studying potential treatments, including new surgical options, and better ways to predict risk of hemorrhage in people with AVMs. A variety of clinical trials and other clinical studies may be available to you at Mayo Clinic.
  • Coordinated care. Mayo doctors can work closely with your local doctor to coordinate treatment and follow-up care.

Nationally recognized expertise

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. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive expertise and experience in evaluating and treating arteriovenous malformations. Our experts evaluate and treat more than 300 people with arteriovenous malformations each year.

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have pioneered surgical techniques for AVM as well as noninvasive stereotactic radiosurgery. This expertise in surgery and noninvasive treatment as well as in embolization and watchful waiting allows the AVM team at Mayo Clinic to provide the widest range of treatment options available.

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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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.

Aug. 12, 2017