Craniosynostosis Care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, highly skilled experts in the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic include specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, genetic and hereditary conditions (clinical genomics), and pediatric rehabilitation. The types of experts involved depend on your child's needs. Children requiring hospitalization are cared for at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.

Extensive experience

Each year, doctors at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, diagnose and treat about 400 babies with craniosynostosis or other craniofacial disorders. Specialists treat all types of craniosynostosis, ranging from severe syndromes to simple fusions.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota is one of the few centers in the world that offers virtual surgical planning for treatment of craniosynostosis. Based on that virtual surgical plan, Mayo Clinic surgeons can customize the procedure for craniosynostosis to the individual patient with a high degree of detail.

Expertise and rankings

As a major pediatric neurology center, Mayo Clinic’s highly skilled doctors and surgeons have significant expertise and experience with all types of craniosynostosis.

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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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. 04, 2017
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