Mayo Clinic's approach


At Mayo Clinic, specialists in radiology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, endocrinology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work together as a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist.


Mayo Clinic specialists use the latest imaging technology to pinpoint the source of back pain. During vertebroplasty, Mayo specialists use sophisticated image guidance and minimally invasive techniques that speed your recovery.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, for orthopedics, and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and radiology 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.

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.

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Nov. 15, 2022
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