Mayo Clinic's approach

At Mayo Clinic, your team of specialists will take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor your care to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to work together to provide the very best possible results, safety and service.

Your Mayo Clinic Care team

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 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. Find out more about the Brain Tumor Program clinical trials.

Nationally recognized expertise

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Each year, about 1,000 people undergo computer-assisted brain surgeries at Mayo Clinic. 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 affecting the brain.
  • 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.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology 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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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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April 21, 2022
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