Moyamoya disease care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, a team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and others work together to evaluate and treat people with moyamoya disease and other brain and blood vessel conditions (cerebrovascular diseases).

At Mayo Clinic, our team of experts provides comprehensive treatment for people with moyamoya — addressing not only your vascular risk factors but providing therapies to minimize cognitive and developmental issues as well. Our experts treat each person individually, utilizing specialists in occupational, behavioral and physical therapy as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors offer a range of the latest tools and techniques to diagnose and treat moyamoya disease. Diagnostic options include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiogram and perfusion MRI, a type of imaging that can measure the amount of blood passing through the vessels, as well as cerebral arteriography, single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) and transcranial Doppler ultrasound.

Mayo Clinic moyamoya disease specialists have the expertise to combine the results of these diagnostic tests with cognitive assessments to better understand how the disease is affecting your quality of life and use this information to personalize your treatment plan.

Mayo Clinic surgeons have extensive experience treating moyamoya disease using many sophisticated surgical techniques, including direct and indirect revascularization procedures. With access to advanced 3-D imaging technology, Mayo Clinic doctors can show you precisely what's going on with your condition and use 3-D models to simulate surgical procedures.

Individualized, efficient care

At Mayo Clinic, your doctor will provide you or your child with individualized care to help you manage the condition. Doctors at Mayo will also coordinate your follow-up care with your primary doctor.

A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures prepared for your visit lets you make the most of your time at the clinic. Mayo staff runs all tests and labs at Mayo Clinic, which means tests taken in the morning can be reviewed the same afternoon.

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.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating moyamoya disease. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat about 70 people with this rare condition.

Advanced surgical techniques

Mayo Clinic surgeons treat moyamoya disease using several sophisticated surgical techniques, including direct and indirect revascularization procedures. Types of indirect revascularization procedures include encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS) or encephalomyosynangiosis (EMS), or a combination of both.

Mayo Clinic surgeons also use the latest in 3-D imaging to continuously refine and improve their technique and outcomes.

Research

Mayo Clinic neurologists, neurosurgeons, geneticists and others actively research causes, diagnostic tests and new treatments for moyamoya disease and other brain and blood vessel conditions (cerebrovascular diseases).

A variety of clinical trials and other clinical studies may be available to you at Mayo Clinic.

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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology 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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