Overview

Diagnosing and treating more than 500 neurological conditions

Mayo Clinic's top-ranked team of neurologists diagnoses and treats more than 500 neurological conditions, including many rare or complex disorders.

The Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology is one of the largest in the world. It includes more than 100 subspecialized experts trained in epilepsy, movement disorders, dementias and other cognitive conditions, stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-oncology, multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disorders, autoimmune neurology, pediatric neurology, neurophysiology, headache, neuromuscular diseases, peripheral nerve, sleep neurology, and speech pathology. These care providers work together to evaluate and treat people utilizing the most advanced techniques and technologies.

  • Research. Mayo Clinic's long history of pioneering medical research means patients have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities and numerous groundbreaking clinical trials. Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new knowledge to improve diagnosis and therapies for people with more than 500 different brain and nervous system disorders.
  • Collaborative care. Neurologists at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Doctors in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota collaborate with experts in many specialties to provide you with comprehensive care. These experts include those trained in brain and nervous system surgery, tumors of the brain and nervous system, mental health conditions, sleep disorders, speech conditions, eye conditions, pain medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation among others.
  • Focused on you. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. The most highly specialized experts in the world are all working together for you. What might take weeks or even months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.
  • Top ranked. 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 Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Neurological services are also provided to children at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Neurologists trained in treating children work in collaboration with doctors trained in treating children and adolescents as well as other pediatric specialists.

Many Mayo Clinic Health System facilities also provide neurological care. Neurologists at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota also provide care for people at several regional clinics and hospitals each week. A primary care provider at the location refers individuals for appointments with the visiting neurologist. Current communities served through the Mayo Clinic Heath System include:

  • Eau Claire, Wis.
  • La Crosse, Wis.
  • Menomonie, Wis.
  • Mankato, Minn.
  • Austin, Minn.
  • Albert Lea, Minn.
  • Faribault, Minn.
  • Owatonna, Minn.
  • Decorah, Iowa

Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 70 communities in Iowa, Georgia, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites provide Mayo Clinic neurology and neurosurgery care to their local communities.

Jan. 15, 2015