Subarachnoid hemorrhage care at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic's subarachnoid hemorrhage team includes doctors who specialize in the brain and nervous system (neurologists), brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons), brain imaging (neuroradiologists), neurological critical care (neurointensivists), and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Specialists in the Cerebrovascular Diseases and Critical Care Group are frequently involved in care. These experts all work together to diagnose and treat subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Having this subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — care is discussed among the team, appointments are scheduled in coordination and highly specialized subarachnoid hemorrhage experts are all working together to determine what's best for you.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Research indicates that people with subarachnoid hemorrhage benefit from treatment at a high-volume center with experienced staff. As a fully integrated practice, Mayo Clinic has the range of expertise to offer the best possible neurological care to critically ill people. A Mayo Clinic study found that 63.3% of people treated for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, between 2001 to 2013 had few or no lasting symptoms.

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have experience in both endovascular and surgical treatment of aneurysms. Mayo Clinic neuroradiologists provide endovascular expertise and state-of-the-art imaging to diagnose your condition and to monitor your safety during surgery.

Mayo Clinic staff members trained in neurological critical care provides your treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU). They work to detect and manage any complications you might experience, including re-bleeding, the development of narrow brain blood vessels limiting blood flow (cerebral vasospasm) and the buildup of fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus).

Advanced research

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to learn more about the risks, causes and prevention of subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as new treatment options.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors typically see more than 490 people with subarachnoid hemorrhage a year. Mayo Clinic has neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists with subspecialty expertise in cerebrovascular conditions, including subarachnoid hemorrhage.

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 in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology and neurosurgery 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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