- 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 #1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is 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.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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