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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Patient stories

Guts to Glory

Sam and Laura Kirstein first met in college where they both were runners on the school's athletic teams. They had one other thing in common: both had been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Sam had ulcerative colitis; Laura had Crohn's disease. And for both, IBD soon halted their active lifestyles. As their symptoms worsened, [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat approximately 4550 adults and children with Crohn's disease. Mayo specializes in helping people with severe symptoms that haven't responded well to treatment in the past.
  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, a wide array of specialists with expertise in digestive diseases (gastroenterology), surgery, pathology, radiology and nutrition care work together to provide the care you need for Crohn's disease.
  • Comprehensive care. Crohn's disease can cause other health problems such as osteoporosis, anemia, and gallbladder and liver disease. You may need specialized nutrition and support for pregnancy and childbirth. Virtually all medical services are available at Mayo Clinic.
  • Children's care. Mayo Clinic doctors specialize in providing the long-term care that children require, including psychological services. They use diagnostic tests that minimize exposure to X-rays.

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.

Aug. 13, 2014