Mayo Clinic researchers are working to improve diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's disease. Radiologists at Mayo Clinic were instrumental in developing novel bowel imaging techniques, including MR and CT enterography. Current research to refine and enhance minimally invasive intestinal surgery could benefit Crohn's disease patients in the future.

Doctors at Mayo Clinic are also actively exploring new biological therapies to help manage Crohn's disease. Some investigators are studying possible links between diet, the immune system and bacteria in the digestive tract (microbiome). Other research focuses on the genetic basis of Crohn's disease.


See a list of publications on Crohn's disease by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.