Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating many people with cholangiocarcinoma, an uncommon type of cancer. They treat more than 305 people with bile duct and gallbladder cancers each year. And Mayo Clinic is one of the major referral centers in the United States for primary sclerosing cholangitis, which is the major risk factor for bile duct cancer.

Mayo Clinic surgeons pioneered the use of liver transplant to treat hilar cholangiocarcinoma. They have performed many liver transplant procedures and other surgical procedures to treat bile duct cancers. Extensive research shows that surgeries result in fewer complications when done by highly experienced surgeons at centers that do many of these operations.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

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