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.

April 06, 2016
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