Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program Overview

People living with or at risk of genetic disorders affecting the digestive system and liver are helped at the Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program. It offers comprehensive evaluation, genetic counseling, genetic testing and screening of family members. Program experts will work with you to develop an individualized diagnosis and treatment plan.

Mayo Clinic is among the first medical centers to offer comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with heritable gastrointestinal and hepatological conditions, including:

  • Adult and pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Adult and pediatric chronic liver disease of unknown cause
  • Early-onset colon cancer
  • Pharmacogenomics and drug assessment for gastrointestinal motility disorders

Your Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program care team may include staff trained in gastrointestinal disorders, liver disorders and genetics, a genetic counselor, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. This team works with other specialty areas to ensure you get exactly the care you need. And the team communicates with your primary doctor, sharing your treatment plan and answering any questions.

Diagnosis and treatment for adults is offered at the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Services for children, including infants, are available at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. Staff includes specialists trained in treating children with gastrointestinal or hepatologic conditions (pediatric gastroenterologists and hepatologists).

Services

If you have early-onset (under 10 years of age) IBD or a family history of IBD, early-onset colon cancer (under 40 years of age), or chronic liver disease of unknown cause, talk with your doctor about the availability of genetic counseling and testing. Clinical and genetic screenings, interpretation of test results, and individualized treatment can help you and your loved ones live longer, healthier lives. A Mayo Clinic health care provider will work with you and the experts of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program to make a diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment approach.

Tests and procedures used to help diagnose and treat these conditions include:

  • Personal and family history
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Individualized screening and treatment options
  • Screening of family members
  • Education and support for you and your family
  • Specialty evaluation

Not all procedures may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Comprehensive Care for Genetic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Disorders

The experts in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program specialize in treating the following conditions.

  • Adult and pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Adult and pediatric chronic liver disease of unknown cause
  • Early-onset colon cancer
  • Pharmacogenomics and drug assessment for gastrointestinal motility disorders

Research

Doctors in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program are active in research in many areas, including who might benefit from early and aggressive intervention.

Areas being studied include:

  • Adult and pediatric chronic liver disease of unknown cause
  • Adult and pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
  • Early-onset colon cancer
  • Gastrointestinal motility disorders impacted by pharmacogenomics
  • Individualized assessment of obesity and personalized indicators of response to weight-loss options
  • Adult metabolic digestive disorders
  • OncoCore for Pancreatic Cancer: The EUS Precision Medicine Project

Appointments

You may be referred by your primary doctor, or you may make an appointment without a referral. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

For appointments or more information about the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, call the Central Appointment Office at 800-446-2279 (toll-free) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain time, Monday through Friday, or complete an online appointment request form.

For appointments or more information about the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, call 904-953-6351 or the Central Appointment Office at 904-953-0853 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, or complete an online appointment request form.

For appointments or more information about the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Genomics Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, call the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Medicine at 507-284-3994 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, or complete an online appointment request form.

See program staff.

May 15, 2018