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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.

Feb. 18, 2015