Hemifacial spasm care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons), and other areas work together to evaluate and treat hemifacial spasm.

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 neurology experts in the world are all working together for your health.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists evaluate and treat more than 100 people with hemifacial spasm. Diagnostic tests include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA). Treatment options may include botulinum toxin injections or, if necessary, microvascular decompression surgery.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists) and brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons) treat more than 100 people with hemifacial spasm every year.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors study hemifacial spasm and other neurological conditions and conduct clinical trials.

Nationally recognized expertise

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.

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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