Mayo Clinic recognizes that high-quality care depends upon scientific discovery. Therefore, major research programs at the basic, applied and translational levels exist to generate knowledge that ultimately benefits Mayo Clinic patients.

The National Institutes of Health funds numerous gastroenterology research projects at Mayo Clinic. This cooperation helps create an environment for cutting-edge research in which Mayo Clinic's scientists and physicians produce original research articles that are published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Research conducted at Mayo Clinic has produced new treatments of liver disease, new technology to identify and treat irritable bowel syndrome and other motility disorders, and a new generation of endoscopes to perform incision-free procedures.

Gastroenterology and hepatology laboratories and programs

Clinical trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are actively involved in studies to evaluate potential treatments (clinical trials) for many digestive tract and liver conditions. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about current digestive and liver disease clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.


See a list of publications on gastroenterology topics by Mayo Clinic authors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.