Cirrhosis care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic has more than 100 digestive disease specialists (gastroenterologists) on staff, one of the largest such groups in the world. Because of the complexity of digestive diseases, the specialty is divided into nine groups.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
- State-of-the-art imaging developed at Mayo Clinic helps Mayo specialists find liver disease early.
- Mayo Clinic specialists are working to improve treatment of cirrhosis. People being treated at Mayo Clinic are among the first to benefit from new findings made at Mayo.
The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.
Better Communication Paves the Way for Dramatic Change in Carolyn Ostrout's Health
Plagued by symptoms of cirrhosis and unclear communication, Carolyn Ostrout found her health was failing. But a visit to Mayo Clinic that included working with an American Sign Language interpreter led the way to a liver transplant and dramatic improvement in her health.? February 2017 was a big month for Carolyn and Bruce Ostrout. The [...]
The Liver Transplant a Hurricane Couldn't Stop
When Hurricane Matthew blew into the East Coast, the storm brought significant destruction with it. But it couldn't derail Robert Gall's liver transplant and his second chance for a healthy life.? When it struck the United States in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew brought significant destruction and devastation, especially to people along the East Coast. But [...]
After a Liver Transplant, Financial Adviser Turns to Helping Others
Owning a successful financial planning firm for 20 years taught Terrance McMahon to plan for the future and for the unexpected. On May 26, 2016, all those years of planning became critical for Terrance. That day, heart palpitations sent him to a local hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he lived. Although he thought he [...]
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in evaluating and treating people who have cirrhosis. Doctors treat more than 6,500 people each year who have cirrhosis.
Mayo Clinic researchers developed the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) now used nationwide to assess people's disease progression and allocate organs for transplant.
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.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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