Neck and Back Pain
Neurosurgery Services & Treatment
When you need expert neurosurgery care or a second opinion for conditions affecting your brain, spine or peripheral nerves, you can get individualized care from our experienced neurosurgeons and specialists. We provide diagnosis and surgical and nonsurgical treatment options at locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Find out more about our neurosurgery services:
- Conditions and consultations
- Diagnosis and treatments
- Neurosurgery specialists
- Neurosurgery locations near you
- Neurosurgery specialists near you
Conditions and consultations
Our neurosurgeons and specialists provide consultations and a personalized treatment plan.
Conditions we treat include:
- Brain injury or trauma
- Brain tumor
- Herniated disc
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Spina bifida
- Spinal fracture or trauma
- Spinal stenosis
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Diagnosis and treatments
We specialize in diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting any part of the nervous system — whether you have a life-threatening condition or nerve and spine issues that make daily life painful and challenging.
Treatments we provide include:
- Brain surgery
- Carpal tunnel release
- Herniated disc and degenerative disc disease treatment
- Minimally invasive surgical procedures
- Peripheral nerve procedures
- Revision surgeries
Our experienced team of spine, back, brain and nerve specialists collaborate to deliver a seamless experience — from diagnosis to treatment and recovery — so you can get back to doing what you love.
Our specialists include:
- Neurosurgeons — surgeons specializing in brain, nerve, back and spine surgery
- Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
Additional care and therapies may be provided by:
You can make an appointment without a referral from your provider — simply call the appointment number of your preferred Neurosurgery location.
If you're a provider, you can refer patients to Neurosurgery online, by phone or by fax. We value the opportunity to collaborate with you on a treatment plan.
When should I schedule an appointment?
It's time to schedule an appointment if you experience:
- A fall, blow to your back or other injury
- Constant or intense pain, especially at night or when you lie down
- Spreading pain down one or both legs, especially if it extends below your knee
- Weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs
- Swelling or redness on your back, which could indicate an infection
- Back pain accompanied by unintended weight loss
- New bowel or bladder control problems
What should I expect during my first appointment, and what should I bring?
At your first Neurosurgery appointment, you’ll meet with a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, who will conduct a full history and evaluation with you. Imaging, such as an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, may be needed to support the diagnosis or determine next steps in your treatment plan. Depending on your needs, they may review presurgical recommendations.
Appointment times vary depending on your symptoms or condition. Most initial appointments take 30–60 minutes.
For your first appointment, bring any imaging or medical records from non-Mayo Clinic Health System facilities. Complete a medical records release form to authorize the transfer of health records from another health care facility to us. Visit our Medical Record Forms page for this form and other forms in multiple languages.
What are my payment options, and do you offer financial assistance?
Visit the billing page of your preferred location for information on insurance, billing and payments.
We serve patients in difficult financial circumstances and offer financial assistance to those who have an established need to receive medically necessary services. Learn more about financial assistance options.
Can you provide a second opinion?
What follow-up care do you provide after treatment?
Prior to surgery, your health care team will assess your at-home and recovery needs. We partner with physical therapists, occupational therapists and social workers to make recommendations for a successful discharge and safe recovery.