Dr. Michael Link, MD

Dr. Michael Link, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

Neurosurgery

Dr. Michael Link, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Link has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic Hospital  and Mayo Clinic - Rochester. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Rochester - Neurology200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905
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Dr. Link is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital  Jacksonville, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Link is an extraordinary neurosurgeon, an absolute rockstar in his field, and overall the most genuine and honest neurosurgeon I’ve seen (and I’ve seen a lot)! Would absolutely recommend him and the Mayo Clinic staff. I’m three weeks out from a very complicated tumor removal, and I have next to no deficits and I’m walking and talking and even driving again since my surgery! He’s passing his knowledge down to other talented neurosurgeons to keep his legacy and talent in the pipeline, and I’m so grateful for that. Definitely meet with Dr. Link and his team if you’re in need of brain surgery, I’m so grateful that I did :)
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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P. Rae – Aug 24, 2021
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Craniectomy for 2 meningiomas, using lining from upper leg muscle to cover where the bone was removed. Amazing neurosurgeon, amazing surgical team, hospital and medical facility hands down. Dr. Link and his team are very professional and excellent at what they do. I would highly recommend.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pam Kansas City – Apr 06, 2021
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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!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michelle wilson in Kalamazoo, MI – Nov 11, 2016
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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.

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 is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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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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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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • 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
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • 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
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Link, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Link has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery. He is affiliated with medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
U Cincinnati/Mayfield Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Mayo Grad Sch Med/Mayo Clin
Residency Hospital
1991
Mayo Grad Sch Med
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (507) 405-0313.

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?

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

Dr. Link frequently treats 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

Dr. Link is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mayo Clinic Hospital 

Jacksonville, FL

91% Patients that would definitely recommend, 21% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

90% Patients that would definitely recommend, 20% higher than the national average

40 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)