Momma FINALLY got accepted into Mayo Neurological Department after over 2 long years of getting denied! Looking for any and all info, what to expect, will she get admitted or does she need to stay at a hotel? Those of you that have gone to Mayo, I’d love to hear your experience, length of stay…and what went on!! Thank you! 🙂
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Hello, I have just returned from Mayo in MN. I stayed in a hotel and had an appointment with a Neuro-Oncologist on 3/11 and Neuro-Surgeon on 3/13. I have to say everyone is extremely nice and want to make the most of the time that you are in town. I did not get admitted as I have a decision to make. They did tell me to give them a couple of weeks notice prior to deciding that I want to go ahead with surgery. They said the more notice the better.
If you are going to MN, my best suggestion is to make sure you are at a hotel connected to the pedestrian subway tunnel. You never have to go outside this way and it’s a 5-10 minute walk to all the Mayo buildings. I know the Mayo in MN has a concierge service that can guide and help you with any questions that you have. 507-538-8438. They also have a Facebook page and tons of videos on YouTube that I watched prior to going that were very helpful.
Good luck with your trip and appointment!
My experience is that I had a full 4 days of tests of all kinds initially. I stayed in a hotel. I recommend the old hotel across from Gonda. The Grand Kahler, but only if your room is $100 a night. The walking across the street, subway, makes it worthwhile
Book it once you have your patient guide. Rates go up as the dates approach.
I go back annually now, for just a day, 1 or 2 appointment s.