Dr. Michael Link, MD

Dr. Michael Link, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

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Dr. Michael Link, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Link has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Mayo Medical School medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Link to book an appointment.

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Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

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Rochester - Neurology200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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Affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus Rochester, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explained conditions well (12)
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Truly the best of the best! Dr. Link explained my husband’s condition with great detail in a way that we could understand and gave us hope. We were beyond confident in his ability and traveled from Philadelphia for surgery. He accurately projected realistic post-operative expectations -- all of which were right on the mark -- performed a highly complex procedure flawlessly, and followed up routinely to check on progress. The level of care for his patients is absolutely unmatched! Grateful to have had him as a surgeon!
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Brittany & Tim K. – Oct 21, 2020
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Dr. Link operated on me in Oct 2015 fir Geniculate Neuralgia. I found him to be thorough, enthusiastic, personable, patient, caring, highly skilled. His excellent skill gave me back a full life. He is my hero!
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JLR in Ely, MN – Nov 23, 2018
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Dr. Link is an amazing doctor. He and Dr. Driscoll operated on my son's facial nerve Schwannoma tumor. The care, information, professionalism, experience, and knowledge for my son and our family was top notch. Thank you Dr. Link!
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A. Albert in Il – Jan 26, 2018
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Dr. Link was well prepared, thorough and empathetic. I left the appointment feeling like I had made the best decision for my medical treatment.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Link

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Link treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Link treats other conditions, please contact the office at (507) 405-0313.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Link treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Link
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Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Hydrocephalus
Reconstruction for Craniosynos
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Link treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Skull Base Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Link's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurovascular Conditions
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Link, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Link has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Cincinnati/mayfield Clin
Fellowship Hospital
Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Clin
Residency Hospital
Mayo Grad School Med
Internship Hospital
1990
Mayo Medical School
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Link, MD?

Call (507) 405-0313 to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Michael Link, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Link has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Michael Link, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Michael Link, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Link's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Michael Link, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Michael Link, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Link frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery and Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Link specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Link, MD's office located?

Dr. Link's office is located at 200 1st St Sw, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

89% Patient experience rating, 20% higher than the national average

41 Awards Received