Expertise and rankings

Experience

Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 9,000 adults and children with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Mayo Clinic specializes in helping people with severe symptoms that haven't responded well to treatment in the past.

Expertise

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic focuses specifically on people with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to routine clinical care, Mayo Clinic doctors are actively involved in research and can provide investigational drug therapy with a variety of drugs for patients who do not respond to standard medical therapy.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in new diagnostic tests and treatments for IBD and conduct clinical trials. For example, Mayo colorectal surgeons pioneered the procedure to remove the diseased colon and rectum and reconnect the intestines to the anus (ileal pouch anal anastomosis) so that a person can continue to eliminate wastes normally.

Mayo's Center for Cell Signaling in Gastroenterology (C-SIG) focuses its research on mechanisms of cellular and molecular processes in a variety of digestive diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.