Mayo Clinic Neurosurgery Department


Mayo Clinic’s world-renowned neurosurgeons perform more than 7,000 complex surgical procedures every year at campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic are on the leading edge of treating neurological conditions using the latest innovations and techniques in neurosurgery, such as minimally invasive surgery, robotics, intraoperative MRI, computer-assisted brain surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, awake brain surgery, and deep brain stimulation.

The right care the first time

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons take the time to get it right. In a recent study, 88 percent of people who came to the clinic for a second opinion received a new or refined diagnosis.

You may undergo several tests so that your doctors can identify exactly what’s causing your signs and symptoms. Mayo Clinic’s neurologists and neurosurgeons work with radiologists who use innovative and advanced imaging technologies and tools, including magnetic resonance elastrography, PET imaging and molecular diagnostics.

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 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 Children’s Center has again been ranked as the top performing children’s hospital in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–2019 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Advanced neurosurgical treatment

Mayo Clinic is a leader in the field of neurosurgery with state-of-the-art facilities including an intraoperative MRI suite, MRI guided focused ultrasound, laser ablation, comprehensive intraoperative neuromonitoring. The clinic is one of only a few centers in the country to offer awake brain surgery in some situations. This approach may give people with a complex tumor a safe way to remove it while minimizing the risk of debilitating complications.

Surgeons at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Florida and Minnesota may use approaches that benefit from access to a high-powered (7-tesla) MRI scanner. This scanner creates images of such detail that it can pinpoint the smallest defects, in some cases, those causing seizures. This helps neurosurgeons more easily locate and treat them.

Research to improve medical care

Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new knowledge to improve diagnosis, therapies and outcomes for people with more than 500 different brain and nervous system disorders. You may have an opportunity to be part of one of the clinic’s many clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic physician-scientists collaborate with researchers worldwide, contributing to advances in medicine that improve neurologic care for people everywhere.

Collaborative, seamless care

Neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary. The neurosurgery team, at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, collaborates with experts in many specialties to provide you with comprehensive care. These experts include doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions; tumors of the brain and nervous system; brain and nervous system imaging; musculoskeletal conditions; ear, nose and throat conditions; endocrine gland conditions; physical medicine and rehabilitation; pain medicine; and treating cancer with radiation.