Central nervous system vascular malformation care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists); brain, spine and peripheral nerve surgery (neurosurgeons); hereditary conditions (medical geneticists); radiology; radiation oncology; and other specialties work together as a team to care for people who have central nervous system vascular malformations and other neurological conditions.

Doctors trained in pediatric neurology treat children at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic experts treat more than 1,700 people with central nervous system vascular malformations each year.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic neuroradiologists devote their careers to evaluating brain and nervous system conditions and use the most advanced imaging technology. This deep experience results in more accurate imaging and interpretation.

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of treatment options, including stereotactic radiosurgery and endovascular procedures. Your doctor will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to help you manage your condition.

Research

With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new medical knowledge and innovations for people with central nervous system vascular malformations. Today's research teams are studying potential treatments, including new surgical options, innovations in imaging technology and better ways to predict the risk of hemorrhage in people with vascular malformations. A variety of clinical trials and other clinical studies may be available to you at Mayo Clinic.

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, and is ranked among the top hospitals for cancer. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery. With the emphasis on collaborative care, specialists interact very closely with their colleagues across all campuses.

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

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive expertise in treating central nervous system vascular malformation and treat more than 1,700 people with this complex condition each year.

The latest techniques and technology

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have pioneered surgical techniques for central nervous system vascular malformation as well as noninvasive stereotactic radiosurgery. With this expertise in surgery and noninvasive treatment as well as in embolization and watchful waiting, the multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic provides people with the widest range of treatment options available.

Research

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, innovations in imaging technology and better ways to predict risk of hemorrhage in people with AVMs.

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, and is ranked among the top hospitals for cancer. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer and neurology and neurosurgery. With the emphasis on collaborative care, specialists interact very closely with their colleagues across all campuses.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology 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

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