Corticobasal degeneration care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. At Mayo Clinic, an integrated team of doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), nervous system conditions and psychological conditions (neuropsychologists), nervous system conditions and radiology (neuroradiologists), speech and language (speech-language pathologists), mental health conditions (psychiatrists), physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sleep medicine evaluates and treats your condition.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Corticobasal degeneration can be difficult to diagnose because it has similar symptoms to many other neurological disorders. Mayo Clinic offers a wide range of diagnostic tools, including positron emission tomography (PET) scan and single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT).
  • An efficient system. A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures lets you make the most of your time at the clinic. Mayo staff runs all tests and labs at Mayo Clinic, which means tests taken in the morning can be reviewed the same afternoon. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.
  • Individualized care. Your Mayo Clinic team will tailor a treatment plan to fit your needs, including physical, occupational and speech therapy to potentially improve your daily functioning and quality of life. You may also work with a nutrition specialist (dietitian) to manage your diet and nutrition.
  • A plan for the future. Before you go home, your Mayo Clinic treatment team will educate you and your family about corticobasal degeneration. Your doctors will also work closely with your primary doctor in providing your follow-up care.

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

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating people with corticobasal degeneration and other neurological conditions. Corticobasal degeneration is estimated to occur in about 5 to 7 out of 100,000 people. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat about 60 people with corticobasal degeneration each year.
  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, an integrated team of doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), nervous system conditions and psychological conditions (neuropsychologists), nervous system conditions and radiology (neuroradiologists), speech and language (speech-language pathologists), mental health conditions (psychiatrists), physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sleep medicine evaluates and treats your condition.
  • Newest research and developments. Mayo Clinic doctors provide state-of-the-art care based on the latest research as well as access to new developments and appropriate clinical trials.

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.

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

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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Aug. 23, 2017
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