Metachromatic leukodystrophy care at Mayo Clinic

At Mayo Clinic, a team of doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), genetic disorders (medical geneticists) and other specialties work together to care for people with metachromatic leukodystrophy.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic builds a team of specialists who take the time to listen and fully understand your personal health issues and concerns. We design your care plan to meet your unique health care needs. Trust in our specialists to provide you with the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic neurologists and other specialists are experienced in caring for people with metachromatic leukodystrophy. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 30 people with metachromatic leukodystrophy each year.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to create the right treatment program to meet your needs and preferences. You'll receive state-of-the-art care and have access to the latest treatments and clinical trials for metachromatic leukodystrophy.

Mayo Clinic is constantly working on innovation and medical research, dedicated to finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research on metachromatic leukodystrophy.

Follow-up care

Mayo Clinic doctors will coordinate your follow-up care with your primary doctor. You will be monitored for changes in movement, swallowing, communication, behavior and other functions. Doctors will also provide comprehensive care and treat any other medical conditions.

Mayo Clinic staff offers various resources, education and information for your family and can help connect you to support groups. You and your family may also work with a genetic counselor.

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.

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

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic neurologists and other specialists are experienced in caring for people with metachromatic leukodystrophy. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 30 people with metachromatic leukodystrophy each year.

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

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.

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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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.

Nov. 23, 2016
References
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