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Each year, more than 500,000 people from all walks of life come to Mayo Clinic locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Our patients come from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries. As a not-for-profit organization, Mayo Clinic has been putting the needs of patients first for more than 100 years.

Mayo Clinic’s approach to health care stems from a culture of collaboration. More than 3,700 physicians and scientists and more than 50,000 allied health staff work together across medical specialties to provide every patient with the best quality care. Patients receive thorough medical tests and physician consultations in just a few days. This often results in a quick diagnosis, and treatments — including surgery — can be scheduled for the next day.

Mayo Clinic’s unparalleled team of specialists and medical facilities are available to everyone, whether for diagnosis and treatment of a serious disease, a comprehensive wellness exam, or even a second opinion. In most cases, a physician referral is not required. Mayo Clinic works with many insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

A global reputation for delivering superior medical care is not all that sets Mayo Clinic apart. Patients come to Mayo Clinic to find answers, and tell us that they leave with peace of mind knowing they received care from the world’s leading experts. Their stories, shared consistently for over a century, have established Mayo Clinic as one of the world’s premier health care providers.

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Departments & Services

  • Cancer: The Cancer practice at Mayo Clinic is a leader in translating knowledge gained from cancer research into effective care for cancer patients and their families. Mayo Clinic doctors treat virtually every type of cancer known.
  • Gynecology: The Division of Gynecologic Surgery treats cancerous and noncancerous disorders and can often use robotic surgery for hysterectomies and myomectomies. Other minimally invasive techniques are available for menorrhagia, metrorrhagia and ovarian cysts.
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: This practice at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest specialty groups of its kind and performs more than 50,000 minimally invasive, endoscopic procedures annually. It is internationally recognized for innovations in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Heart and Heart Surgery: The Heart and Heart Surgery practice at Mayo Clinic includes more than 25 subspecialty clinics. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform thousands of operations annually using state-of-the-art technology and minimally invasive techniques.
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery: The Neurology and Neurosurgery practice at Mayo Clinic diagnoses and treats more than 500 neurological conditions. The neurosurgeons perform more than 4,000 procedures in 2010 making them among the most experienced neurosurgeons in the world.
  • Orthopedic Surgery: The Orthopedic Surgery Department at Mayo Clinic treats more than 66,000 patients annually. The pioneering practice has developed treatments ranging from the first FDA-approved artificial hip in 1969 to a new computerized knee brace.
  • Respiratory Disorders: The Respiratory Disorders practice at Mayo Clinic is among the largest chest surgery practices in the U. S. The surgeons have been actively involved in surgical innovations, and perform complex procedures using the latest technology and techniques.
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology: More than 40 clinical endocrinologists at Mayo Clinic treat common and rare disorders. These internationally recognized physicians identify new or emerging diagnostic and treatment strategies and incorporate these into practice when appropriate.
  • Urology: The Urology practice at Mayo Clinic diagnoses, treats and consults on more than 15,000 patients per year. A recognized leader in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer treatment, it continually generates new ideas in science and research.
  • Kidney Diseases: Mayo Clinic treats a wide spectrum of kidney disease patients. The transplant program is among the largest in the U.S., with a particular interest in polycystic kidney disease and other diseases likely to recur after transplant.
  • Ear, Nose & Throat: The Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic provides a full range of medical and surgical services for pediatric and adult patients with head and neck disorders and diseases. The department includes more than 30 specialists, making it one of the world's largest ENT groups.
  • Ophthalmology: The Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic has more than 30 staff members, including optometrists and ophthalmologists in all ophthalmic subspecialties. Specialists have special expertise in cancer of the eye, diseases of the eyelids and orbit, vitreo-retinal diseases and neuro-ophthalmological disorders.
  • Psychiatry: The department includes more than 65 psychiatrists and psychologists, representing every aspect of psychiatric medicine. Specialists provide expert care to children, adolescents and adults who have mental, addictive and emotional disorders.
  • Rehabilitation: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists at Mayo Clinic help restore movement and function to people disabled by diseases or injury in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Rheumatology: Rheumatologists at Mayo Clinic provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for diseases that affect the body's connective tissue. Physicians in the specialty see nearly 20,000 patients each year.

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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. To request an appointment, visit our website.

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