Mayo Clinic's approach
At Mayo Clinic, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, neuro-oncologists, neurologists, medical oncologists and pathologists work together as a team to provide exactly the treatment and care you need for your specific condition. Other professionals are included as needed.
Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience using stereotactic radiosurgery for tumors and other abnormalities in the brain and other parts of the body. Each year, more than 1,400 people undergo stereotactic radiosurgery at Mayo Clinic.
Advanced planning technology
Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest imaging technology to help with treatment planning. Doctors use CT, MRI and other advanced imaging to create a plan for treatment that targets the abnormality and spares the nearby healthy tissue.
Proton Beam Therapy
Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona and Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have a proton beam therapy facility, dedicated to providing the latest SRS technology. Mayo Clinic's Proton Beam Therapy Program is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with a multisite presence, with locations in Arizona and Minnesota.
The program differs from most other proton therapy programs in the United States because it exclusively features intensity-modulated proton beam therapy using pencil beam scanning. The pencil beam conforms more closely to the tumor, better sparing surrounding healthy tissue from harm — plus, it offers shorter treatment times and reduced side effects.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
Mayo Clinic doctors working in neurology research and cancer research have contributed greatly to the understanding of stereotactic radiosurgery and have published widely on the results of their research. Mayo Clinic researchers are exploring the use of stereotactic radiosurgery to treat other conditions, including lymphoma, melanoma of the eye, breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, epilepsy and psychological disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder.
This emphasis on research increases the treatment choices available to Mayo Clinic patients. A variety of clinical trials and other studies may be available to you at Mayo Clinic.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff members skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure your quality care and successful recovery.
Unparalleled cancer care
Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic is also part of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and NRG Oncology, two groups of scientists throughout the U.S. and Canada who work together to conduct clinical trials and reduce the impact of cancer.
Nationally recognized expertise
Stereotactic radiosurgery teamwork at Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona., rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for cancer in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. With the emphasis on collaborative care, specialists interact very closely with their colleagues across all sites.
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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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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