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 extensive 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.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors provide comprehensive care for nearly 1,800 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 brain and nervous system conditions in children (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 ascomputer-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.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

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

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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