Hydrocephalus care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists) and brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons) have experience in treating hydrocephalus and related conditions. Doctors trained in treating children who have brain and nervous system conditions (pediatric neurologists) treat children who have hydrocephalus.
  • Pediatric expertise. Mayo Clinic offers diagnosis, care and treatment in a child-friendly environment for children who have hydrocephalus.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat over 1,700 patients with hydrocephalus.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Puzzling Symptoms Explained by Hydrocephalus Diagnosis

    It took some time to discover the source of the troubling symptoms that plagued Dorothy Sorlie. But once she was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus, neurosurgery fixed the problem and allowed Dorothy to return to the activities she loves. For two years, Dorothy Sorlie struggled with symptoms that appeared unrelated and progressively got worse. The [...]

  2. Two Neurosurgeries Drive Dramatic Recovery

    When Bob Goldberg was given a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, he was dubious and decided to get another opinion at Mayo Clinic. A year later, after two successful surgeries, Bob can once again think clearly and walk on his own. Bob Goldberg has always been great with numbers. His natural ability to do [...]

  3. Getting Bob Back on His Feet

    Diagnosis and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus for Robert Richter meant the difference between being confined to a wheelchair and being able to actively enjoy his life. Members of Robert Richter's extended family were excited to see him on his feet and walking unassisted at the annual family picnic in early August. "They went through [...]

  4. Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds

    Time and again, 5-year-old Aaliya Lopez has pulled through life-threatening medical crises, and thanks to ongoing medical support, the future she faces now is as wide open as her smile. In her heart, Beverly Brumm knew it was not her daughter Aaliya's time to go. The 22-month-old ? who'd already survived slim odds as an [...]

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors provide comprehensive care for more than 1,700 adults and children with hydrocephalus each year.

  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons), and doctors trained in treating children who have brain and nervous system conditions (pediatric neurologists) care for adults and children who have hydrocephalus.
  • The latest techniques and technology. Doctors at Mayo Clinic locations have access to the newest tools, such as computer-assisted brain surgery, intraoperative MRI, awake brain surgery and lasers. Diagnosis or treatment planning may include advanced brain imaging developed at Mayo Clinic, magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and other imaging tests.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

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July 26, 2019