Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 4,000 adults and children who have ulcerative colitis.
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic focuses specifically on people with ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases. 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.
Mayo Clinic research scientists and doctors are continually developing new methods for diagnosing and treating ulcerative colitis. 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 Clinic patients also have access to clinical trials of new treatments for ulcerative colitis.