- Expert diagnosis. Mayo Clinic specialists use the latest imaging technology, some of it developed at Mayo, to assess your digestive tract and pinpoint your problem.
- Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat thousands of people with IBS.
- Research leader. Mayo Clinic researchers have been involved for years in multiple clinical trials involving IBS and digestive diseases. Mayo patients are among the first to benefit from new findings made at Mayo.
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 high performing for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.
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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.
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