Benign peripheral nerve tumor care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in diagnosing and treating conditions of the nervous system (neurologists and neurosurgeons) work with doctors trained in hereditary conditions (geneticists) and specialists trained in rehabilitation to evaluate and treat people who have benign peripheral nerve tumors.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

People with benign peripheral nerve tumors have access to the latest in diagnosis and treatment technology. If your peripheral nerve tumor is benign, your Mayo Clinic doctor will recommend either observation or surgery.

More commonly, your doctor will recommend surgery to remove the tumor. At Mayo Clinic, highly trained neurosurgeons use the latest in surgical techniques to remove the tumor while sparing nearby tissue and minimizing damage to nerves. Your doctor may then use a brace or splint to keep your arm or leg in a position that helps you to heal.

After surgery, you may need physical rehabilitation. Mayo Clinic physical therapists and occupational therapists can guide you through specific exercises that keep your muscles and joints active, prevent stiffness, and help to restore your function and feeling.

Pediatric expertise

Occasionally, children and adolescents get some type of nerve tumor. At Mayo Clinic, your child's treatment team can include doctors trained in treating conditions of the brain, muscles and nerves, including pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons, doctors trained in hereditary conditions (geneticists), and specialists trained in rehabilitation.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their experience diagnosing and treating nerve disorders, such as benign peripheral nerve tumors. Each year, more than 2,000 people with benign peripheral nerve tumors seek care at Mayo Clinic.

Nationally recognized expertise

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

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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Nov. 19, 2020