Hidradenitis suppurativa care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team individualizes your hidradenitis suppurativa care to ensure an accurate diagnosis, an effective treatment plan and compassionate care.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic dermatologists are experts in diagnosing and treating people with hidradenitis suppurativa, even those with the most severe disease. You may benefit from an appointment with the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinic at Mayo's campuses in Arizona and Minnesota.

Some people might need the comprehensive care provided by a multispecialty health care team. If you need other specialists, such as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a pain medicine specialist, your Mayo Clinic care team works together to provide individualized, coordinated, seamless care.

A full range of treatment options

Hidradenitis suppurativa is unique for each person who has it. Its effects range from mild to so severe that it's difficult to go about your daily activities. Your doctor will work with you to determine the correct diagnosis, which is essential for effective treatment. At Mayo Clinic, we enhance outcomes by providing medical care before surgery, with continued medical care post-surgery. This helps prevent flares and control hidradenitis suppurativa in areas other than the surgical.

Our hidradenitis suppurativa team offers all treatment options for this disease, which include lifestyle modifications, medications, surgery or a combination of approaches.

Excess weight and smoking have been associated with worsening the symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa. If weight loss or smoking cessation is part of your treatment plan, you may have appointments with a dietitian or with specialists in the Nicotine Dependence Center, which offers an intensive treatment program to help people quit smoking.

Mayo Clinic's whole-body approach to hidradenitis suppurativa helps you to face the physical and emotional challenges of this long-term condition that often resists treatment.

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.