Mayo Clinic's approach


At Mayo Clinic, specialists in urology work closely with specialists in medical oncology and radiation oncology to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive and supportive care possible. Other professionals are included as needed.


Neobladder reconstruction is a complex procedure that requires highly skilled and extensively trained surgeons. Mayo Clinic doctors are specially trained in urologic procedures, including neobladder reconstruction, to provide you with the best care.

Advanced care

Mayo Clinic doctors are leaders in urologic clinical research, including looking for the most effective and least invasive techniques for creating neobladders. This research enables Mayo Clinic to offer the most advanced urologic treatments available.

Expertise and rankings

  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. Mayo Clinic doctors are constantly evaluating and refining new technologies, including optimal use of laparoscopy and robotic devices.
  • Ongoing research. Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers in urology are actively involved in research on the technique and outcomes of neobladder reconstruction. Research examples include studying outcomes after neobladder reconstruction to better understand the procedure's safety and long-term effectiveness, and working on development of new bladder substitutions that don't require the use of an intestine segment.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic is a member of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a national clinical research group that conducts top-quality trials aimed at controlling, treating and preventing cancer.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer and urology 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.

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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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Clinical trials

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March 17, 2022
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