Stroke care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic's world-renowned stroke teams include doctors trained in blood vessel and brain conditions (cerebrovascular neurologists), brain blood vessel imaging (endovascular surgical neuroradiologists), blood vessel brain surgery (vascular neurosurgeons), physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), emergency medicine, and other subspecialists who work together to provide exactly the care you need.
Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion. Your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and the most highly specialized stroke experts in the world are all working together for you.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic stroke experts use advanced technology and sophisticated imaging tests to accurately diagnose strokes or other cerebrovascular conditions. They work together to determine the cause of your symptoms and to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
At Mayo Clinic, experienced vascular neurosurgeons perform more than 3,100 procedures for stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions each year. They quickly determine and then perform the most effective procedures using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Find out about Mayo Clinic's telestroke (stroke telemedicine) program.
The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.
Working His Way Back After a Stroke
On a summer evening in July 2018, Dan Boswell was hit by a stroke. His wife's quick action to summon emergency help likely saved his life. Today, with the help of his Mayo Clinic team, Dan is doing all he can to recover from the stroke and meet his goal of returning to work. It [...]
Mother's Day Has Special Meaning After Stroke and Heart Surgery
After weathering a stroke and heart valve replacement, the prospect for Ashley Zimmerman to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom seemed dim. But with guidance and care from Mayo Clinic specialists, now Ashley is looking forward to celebrating her first Mother's Day with her baby boy. Marking the milestones in a child's life is [...]
Back to Farm Fields and Family Thanks to Speedy Stroke Treatment
After a severe ischemic stroke, Bruce Schmoll has returned to life on his farm thanks to the multidisciplinary care he received at Mayo Clinic. March 22 was not a typical morning for Bruce Schmoll. He usually sleeps in on those days leading up to planting season, and his wife leaves early for work. But on [...]
Timely Stroke Care Allows Frankie Weekley to Keep Celebrating, Look Forward to Daughter's Wedding
Frankie Weekley suffered a stroke that could have left her severely debilitated. But prompt access to stroke telemedicine saved Frankie?s life and minimized the effect the stroke had on her health. Frankie Weekley of Titusville, Florida, says she has three heroes: her husband, Parrish Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. Frankie credits all three with saving [...]
Expertise and rankings
More than 17,000 people with stroke or other blood vessel and brain (cerebrovascular) conditions receive comprehensive care from Mayo Clinic's stroke experts each year.
- Innovative programs. Doctors at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota use stroke telemedicine to evaluate people who have had acute strokes at remote sites and provide treatment recommendations to doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, internet telecommunications, robots and other technology. Doctors at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus offer brain rehabilitation to people who have had strokes.
- Research leader. Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers actively study stroke causes, risk factors, prevention, diagnostic tests and treatment options and conduct clinical trials.
Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota are each certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits hospitals and staff. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire and La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Target: Honor Roll-Elite achievement award.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.
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.
Mayo Clinic Stroke Center
Jan. 17, 2020