Guillain-Barre syndrome care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic doctors trained in neurology work with specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation to help you recover from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Follow-up care can be coordinated with your local doctor.
Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and the most highly specialized experts in the world are all working together for your health.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists evaluate and treat hundreds of people with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Diagnostic tests include electromyography and nerve conduction studies. Treatment options may include plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and immunoglobulin therapy.
Mayo Clinic was among the first centers to develop a neurologic intensive care unit. Mayo specialists developed predictors of acute respiratory failure in Guillain-Barre syndrome and criteria for weaning people with the disorder from mechanical ventilation.
Expertise and rankings
Guillain-Barre syndrome is rare, affecting one out of every 100,000 people. Mayo Clinic specialists have extensive experience with this uncommon condition, treating more than 380 people with Guillain-Barre syndrome every year.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing 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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