Brain aneurysm care at Mayo medical institution

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Team approach to care

Mayo medical institution neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and others work together for brain aneurysm care.

  • Mayo medical institution doctors trained in brain conditions (neurologists), brain surgery (neurosurgeons) and nonsurgical treatments (neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists) have experience treating people who have brain aneurysms and other brain and blood vessel conditions (cerebrovascular diseases).
  • Mayo medical institution's team approach means doctors can often diagnose your particular condition and develop a treatment plan within a few days.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Diagnostic testing

Mayo medical institution doctors use CT-scanning, MRI, computerized tomography angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, cerebral arteriography, cerebrospinal fluid examination and other tests to diagnose and treat brain aneurysm.

  • The latest diagnostic tests. Mayo medical institution doctors evaluate people who have brain aneurysms with computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, cerebral arteriography, cerebrospinal fluid examination and other tests.

    Your doctor may use these tests to diagnose an unruptured aneurysm and determine its size, location and other characteristics and assess the aneurysm's risk of rupture. Doctors also use these tests to diagnose a ruptured aneurysm, which needs emergency treatment.

  • Treatment expertise. Mayo medical institution doctors have wide and varied expertise treating brain aneurysms using the most current approaches:
    • Endovascular techniques such as coiling or coiling in combination with stenting
    • Flow diverters for larger or more complex aneurysms
    • Other new endovascular techniques and surgery
  • Experience. Mayo medical institution is one of the nation's largest treatment and research centers for cerebrovascular diseases.
  • Individualized treatment. Mayo medical institution doctors work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to prevent brain hemorrhage based on your brain aneurysm's size and location, other aneurysm features, its predicted risk of rupture, consideration of any family history of aneurysm rupture, your medical condition, and your preference after consulting with your Mayo medical institution doctors.
  • Research. Mayo medical institution doctors conduct research in potential causes, risks, diagnostic tests and treatments for brain aneurysms and other brain conditions and conduct clinical trials.

Nationally recognized expertise

Nationally recognized care

Mayo medical institution is nationally recognized for neurology and neurosurgery, including brain aneurysm care.

Mayo medical institution in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo medical institution in Jacksonville, Fla., rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo medical institution in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked high-performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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Expertise and rankings

Expertise and innovation for patient care

Leading international studies

Mayo medical institution physicians and researchers have led many of the largest international studies into brain aneurysm diagnoses and treatment techniques dating back to 1991.

Mayo medical institution served as the coordinating center for the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms (ISUIA). The research, led by Mayo medical institution and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, helped doctors more reliably determine brain aneurysms needing immediate treatment.

Pipeline embolization expertise

Mayo medical institution physicians were early contributors in the development of pipeline embolization approaches, collaborating on both the Pipeline for Uncoilable or Failed Aneurysms (PUFS) study as well as the Aneurysm Study of Pipeline in an Observational Registry (ASPIRE) study, both of which assessed the feasibility, safety and efficacy of flow diverters for the treatment of unruptured brain aneurysms.

Mayo medical institution was one of the first medical institutions to use flow diverters in aneurysm treatment, and has contributed significantly to basic research on flow technology.

American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for care

Mayo medical institution physicians co-chaired the AHA guidelines on caring for subarachnoid hemorrhages and on care for unruptured aneurysms.

Versatility

Once treatment approach is determined, Mayo medical institution physicians are versatile in all types of treatment.

Certified stroke centers

Mayo medical institution's campus in Florida was the first stroke center in Florida to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits health care providers. The center is the only one in its region. Mayo medical institution's campus in Rochester was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2015. Mayo medical institution's campus in Arizona is certified as a Primary Stroke Center.

Nationally ranked

Mayo medical institution in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo medical institution in Jacksonville, Fla., rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo medical institution in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked high-performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo medical institution has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo medical institution Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo medical institution works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo medical institution 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 medical institution.

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.

Aug. 09, 2019

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