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How can you find highly rated neurosurgeons in your area?

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Locate board-certified neurosurgeons in your area using the search engine at AANS.org, reports the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Find a list according to rank of the best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and a location-specific search engine at Health.USNews.com, advises U.S. News & World Report.

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To find a local neurosurgeon, go to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons website's Membership Directory, states the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Enter your location, language and the neurological specialty you are looking for. The American Board of Neurological Surgeons or equivalent boards in Canada or Mexico have certified all neurosurgeons listed in the members directory.

The rankings of neurology and neurosurgery hospitals at Health.USNews.com use hard data such as patient death rate, patient safety and other measures of performance, explains U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, the opinions of board-certified specialists play a significant role in the ratings methodology. The ratings analysis includes almost all possible hospitals in the United States except military and VA hospitals, which do not release statistics.

The top-rated hospital in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery as of 2015 is Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, states U.S. News and World Report. Other top neurosurgery hospitals include Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California.

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