Expertise and rankings

Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), and other areas collaborate to provide your care. Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 250 people with cluster headaches each year.

Research leaders. Mayo Clinic researchers actively study the numerous kinds of headaches and have made milestone advances in headache research.

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. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

June 15, 2016
References
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