Spinal stenosis care at Mayo Clinic

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Experts in anesthesiology, neurosurgery and rehabilitation work together on a patient's treatment.

Team approach

If you come to Mayo Clinic for spinal stenosis care, you'll be treated by a team of experts. Your care team may include specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical rehabilitation, oncology, pain medicine, radiology and rheumatology. Mayo Clinic doctors work together to make sure you get exactly the care you need.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Getting the right diagnosis is key to making a care plan that helps you. Mayo Clinic uses advanced imaging technology that isn't offered at many hospitals. Examples include in-motion imaging and weight-bearing studies.

Mayo Clinic spinal surgeons perform procedures, such as laminoplasties, that aren't offered at many other hospitals. They use computer guidance during some operations. Many surgeries can be done through small incisions, which can speed recovery.

Care focused on your needs

Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as an individual. They take the time to get to know you. They work with you to provide care that fits with your goals and needs. Many people can be diagnosed and start treatment in just a few days.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic surgeons are highly experienced in surgeries that use small incisions. These minimally invasive procedures can reduce the need for spinal fusion. While fusions are a useful way to stabilize the spine, they can increase the chance of complications.

Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 12,000 people with spinal stenosis. This includes people with rare disorders and those who require complex surgeries.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic is a founding member of the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, a network of health care institutions that share research data and work together to improve health care.

In addition, Mayo Clinic neurologists and neurosurgeons regularly contribute to medical journals to advance treatment of people with spinal stenosis everywhere. And they conduct symposiums and other educational offerings for other physicians.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. 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 neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery 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.

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.

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July 30, 2022

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