Dural arteriovenous fistula care at Mayo Clinic

A Mayo Clinic doctor explains and discusses dAVF treatment options. Expert care for dural arteriovenous fistulas

Mayo Clinic doctors bring extensive diagnostic and surgical expertise to dAVF diagnosis and treatment to improve patients' prognoses and outcomes.

Team approach

Doctors trained in neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology work together to treat people who have dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs). Children who have dAVFs see doctors trained in pediatric neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Your Mayo Clinic care team will take the time to explain and discuss all your treatment options. The team will develop a whole-person treatment plan based on the location and size of the DAF, your risk of complications and your overall health.

Close collaboration enables the team to have your test results available quickly and to coordinate all necessary appointments. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan, often within a few days.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic specialists confer on aspects of dural arteriovenous fistula care. Highly experienced diagnosis and treatment for dural arteriovenous fistulas

Mayo Clinic physicians combine advanced medical technology with a wealth of experience to successfully diagnose and treat dAVFs.

Mayo Clinic doctors use detailed imaging tests to diagnose dural arteriovenous fistulas and other neurological conditions. Tests may include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), computerized tomography (CT) scan, CT angiogram and catheter angiography.

Extensive surgical expertise

Mayo Clinic neurovascular specialists review a procedure. Extensive neurovascular surgical experience and expertise

Mayo Clinic neurovascular physicians and surgeons provide experienced, highly specialized treatment options for dAVFs.

Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have broad expertise treating dAVFs with open and minimally invasive procedures, including leading endovascular embolization techniques, surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs). Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 50 people with the condition.

Mayo physicians publish research findings as well as therapeutic guidance on treatment of dAVFs, such as best approaches for endovascular embolization techniques.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Highly skilled pediatric experts diagnose and treat all types of conditions in children. As a team, we work together to find answers, set goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's needs.

Learn more about the Children's Center.

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.

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March 23, 2022


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