Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

Mayo Clinic brain surgeons (neurosurgeons) work as an integrated team with doctors trained in brain conditions (neurologists), imaging (radiologists), anesthesia (anesthesiologists), speech and language (speech-language pathologists), and other areas to provide your care.

Experience

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons and computer experts introduced computer-assisted brain surgery more than decades ago. The technique advanced the treatment of brain tumors, epilepsy and other conditions.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors working in neurosurgery, neurology, radiology, and cancer research have contributed greatly to the understanding of computer-assisted brain surgery and have published widely on the results of their research.

A variety of clinical trials and other studies may be available to you as part of your treatment at Mayo Clinic.

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.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic brain surgeons (neurosurgeons) and computer experts introduced computer-assisted brain surgery decades ago. The technique advanced the treatment of brain tumors, epilepsy and other conditions.

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have performed computer-assisted brain surgery on thousands of people and perform about 1,000 computer-assisted brain surgeries each year.

Research

Doctors at Mayo Clinic are actively engaged in research to develop and refine computer-assisted brain surgery methods, expanding the applications of this emerging technology.

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.

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.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

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.

Aug. 30, 2017
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