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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Patient stories

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 more than 3,500 adults and children who have ulcerative colitis.
  • Team approach. Treating ulcerative colitis involves specialists in digestive diseases (gastroenterology), surgery, radiology and pathology as well as skin and wound care and nutrition. Mayo Clinic doctors work together to provide the care you need.
  • Advanced techniques. Mayo's colorectal surgeons are committed to using minimally invasive surgical procedures.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic patients have access to clinical trials of new treatments for ulcerative colitis.
  • Children's care. Mayo Clinic doctors specialize in providing the long-term care that children require, including psychological services.

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 also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

Sept. 09, 2014