- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating peptic ulcers, including peptic ulcers that are resistant to treatment and those that cause serious complications, such as gastrointestinal bleeding. Mayo Clinic treats more than 600 people with peptic ulcers each year.
- Team approach. Peptic ulcers can be caused or complicated by medications you take for other health problems, including heart disease. At Mayo Clinic, specialists in digestive diseases (gastroenterology) work with your primary care doctor to find medication strategies that reduce your risk of side effects.
- A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with peptic ulcer disease includes antibiotics and other medicines, as well as surgery for complications, such as bleeding.
- Innovative research. Mayo Clinic researchers are studying new ways to suppress stomach acid and to treat bleeding ulcers. When you seek care at Mayo Clinic, you have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.
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.
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