Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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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 nearly 12,500 adults and children with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, collagenous colitis and microscopic colitis. Mayo Clinic specializes in helping people with severe symptoms that haven't responded well to treatment in the past.
  • Advanced techniques. At Mayo Clinic, you have access to the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies. State-of-the-art imaging helps Mayo doctors diagnose and treat your IBD. Mayo's colorectal surgeons are committed to using minimally invasive surgical procedures.
  • Multidisciplinary approach. At Mayo Clinic, specialists in digestive diseases (gastroenterology), surgery, pathology, radiology and nutrition services, as well as skin and wound care, work together to provide the care you need for IBD.
  • Comprehensive care. IBD can cause other health problems, such as osteoporosis or liver disease. Virtually all medical services you might need are available at Mayo Clinic.
  • Children's care. Mayo Clinic doctors specialize in providing the long-term care that children with IBD require, including an IBD Center for Children and 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.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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