Cushing syndrome care at Mayo Clinic

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Cushing syndrome can affect many different parts of your body at once, requiring doctors with expertise in many fields. Mayo Clinic doctors who treat hormone disorders (endocrinologists) work with neurosurgeons, endocrine surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists to give you the best care possible tailored to your needs.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic researchers have helped improve how Cushing syndrome is diagnosed and treated. These improvements include new MRI techniques to pinpoint small pituitary tumors, petrosal sinus sampling, endoscopic transnasal pituitary surgery, laparoscopic adrenalectomy and stereotactic radiosurgery.

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Expertise and rankings


Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors treat nearly 500 people who have Cushing syndrome.

A range of treatment options

Mayo Clinic offers the latest treatments for Cushing syndrome. Some of these treatments were developed at Mayo Clinic. These include new MRI techniques to find small pituitary tumors, endoscopic transnasal pituitary surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and a minimally invasive surgery to take out the adrenal glands (laparoscopic adrenalectomy).

Research leader

Mayo Clinic's Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition is one of the largest practices of its kind in the world. Here, scientists look for ways to improve tests and treatments for hormone disorders such as Cushing syndrome.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" 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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June 07, 2023