Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons perform more than 1,000 brain tumor surgeries each year using the latest technological advances available to them, including computer-assisted brain surgery, intraoperative MRI and lasers. Mayo Clinic surgeons have experience performing awake brain surgery to remove brain tumors or epileptic foci that doctors previously considered inoperable.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. It is one of only four U.S. cancer centers to receive a National Cancer Institute-sponsored Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for brain cancer research.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.

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.

Sept. 27, 2016
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  4. Brain mapping. Epilepsy Foundation. Accessed Aug. 11, 2016.
  5. Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center. Surgical treatment for seizures. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2004.
  6. Surgery for adult brain and spinal cord tumors. American Cancer Society. Accessed Aug. 8, 2016.
  7. Parney IF (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Aug. 22, 2016.
  8. Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center. Patient education about your craniotomy. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2005.