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  3. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  5. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

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  1. 507-538-3270
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  3. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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  5. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic Children's Center

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(Minnesota)

  1. 855-MAYO-KID (855-629-6543, toll-free)
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  3. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  4. Central time
  5. Monday through Friday

Doctors in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating digestive tract and liver disorders. These mainly include conditions involving the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.

With 13 specialty groups and more than 140 digestive disease specialists on staff, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most deeply experienced in the world.

Mayo Clinic gastroenterology resources include the latest in endoscopic equipment and minimally invasive techniques. During endoscopic procedures, doctors insert tubes through the mouth, nose or rectum to examine and treat problems of the digestive tract, with minimized impact on surrounding tissues.

Each year, Mayo Clinic staff members perform more than 98,000 minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. These include upper endoscopy (also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, and endoscopic ultrasonography.

  • Deep experience. Gastroenterology and hepatology specialists at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience helping people with all types of digestive conditions, including extremely rare ones. Each year, more than 90,000 people with digestive conditions are seen and treated within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic. This breadth of experience means your doctors are prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide exactly the care you need.
  • Collaborative care, focused on you. Multiple specialties working in a single institution means you're not reliant on a lone specialist's opinion. Your care is discussed among the extended team, your test results are available quickly, and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Mayo Clinic specialists work together for you to provide you with comprehensive care while taking time to listen to you, answer your questions and address your needs as a whole person.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic's long history of pioneering medical research means patients have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities and more than 100 groundbreaking clinical trials related to digestive disorders and care. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists constantly seek new knowledge to improve diagnosis and therapies for patients with digestive disorders.

Pediatric gastroenterology

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, children and adolescents with digestive disorders receive care through the Children's Center. Mayo Clinic pediatric gastroenterologists work in close collaboration with other pediatric specialists to provide comprehensive care for children.

In addition, the Mayo Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center for Children is committed to a compassionate, integrated approach to managing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including growth and bone development as well as psychosocial issues unique to children with IBD. Children needing hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.

Mayo Clinic Health System

Many Mayo Clinic Health System facilities also provide gastroenterology and hepatology care, including Eau Claire, Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Mankato, Minnesota, and Red Wing, Minnesota.

Top ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been recognized as the best gastroenterology and GI surgery hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in every year since 1990 when the rankings were first established.

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.

Specialists in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic have internationally recognized expertise and experience treating people with digestive conditions. Division specialists work with a team of doctors trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs.

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers several endoscopic procedures and clinical services, including but not limited to those listed below. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

  • Anorectal function tests, including evaluation of constipation and fecal incontinence.
  • Clinical nutrition, with emphasis on malnutrition from gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including enteral stents, biliary stents, banding of esophageal varices, small bowel enteroscopy, endoscopic treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding and endoscopic ultrasound.
  • Radiofrequency treatment for Barrett's esophagus or early esophageal cancer, minimally invasive anti-reflux procedures and anti-reflux surgery for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Evaluations for liver transplant and post-transplant care.
  • State-of-the-art testing for GI motility disorders, including chronic constipation. Tests include radionuclide gastric and intestinal transit studies, 24-hour pH monitoring, esophageal, gastroduodenal and colonic motility, ambulatory motility recordings and provocative testing for noncardiac chest pain.

Specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic have deep experience treating people with a wide range of diseases and disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. As part of your care, doctors within the division also consult and work with a team of other specialists from many areas, to determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs.

Gastroenterology and hepatology specialists provide management and treatment for many conditions, including but not limited to those listed below. Availability of some services may vary among Mayo locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Find doctors and medical staff:

Arizona

Advanced therapeutic endoscopy

Comprehensive gastroenterology

Esophageal

Gastrointestinal neoplasia

Gut failure

Hepatology and liver transplant

Inflammatory bowel disease

Motility

Nutrition

Pancreas

Advanced practitioners

  • Amy E. Chervenak, P.A.-C.
  • Bridget A. Howard, R.N., C.N.P.
  • Nicole A. Traub, R.N., C.N.P.
  • Laura M. Wilda, R.N., C.N.P.

Florida

Advanced therapeutic endoscopy

Comprehensive gastroenterology

Esophageal

Gastrointestinal cancers

Hepatology and liver transplant

Inflammatory bowel disease

Motility

Pancreas

Advanced practitioners

  • Nicole L. Avens, A.R.N.P.
  • Jane A. Diamond, A.R.N.P.
  • Lois L. Hemminger, A.R.N.P.
  • Donna J. Shelton, A.R.N.P.
  • Christina M. Tancreto, A.R.N.P., M.S.N.

Minnesota

Advanced therapeutic endoscopy

Comprehensive gastroenterology

Esophageal

Gastrointestinal cancer

Hepatology and liver transplant

Inflammatory bowel disease

Liver and bile-duct cancer

Motility

Pancreas

Pediatric GI

Advanced practitioners

  • Andrea A. Gossard, APRN, C.N.P.
  • Karen A. Hanson, APRN, C.N.P.
  • Kristyn A. Maixner, APRN, C.N.P.
  • Sawra A. Maurer, P.A.-C.
  • Abigail J. Meyers, P.A.-C.
  • Sarel J. Myburgh, APRN, C.N.P.
  • Meghann Ryan, APRN, C.N.P.
  • Shayla A. Schoenoff, P.A.-C.
  • Andrea E. Wagner, APRN, C.N.P.

Responding to the complexity of digestive disorder care, the physicians in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are organized into several specialty clinics. These specialty clinics focus on specific organs (for example, liver and pancreas) or diseases (for example, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and Barrett's esophagus).

Long-standing national recognition

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been recognized as the best gastroenterology and GI surgery hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in every year since 1990, when the rankings were first established.

Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are also ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders. In addition, Mayo Clinic ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds many gastroenterology research projects at Mayo Clinic each year. Each year the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has an average of 63 active federal grants totaling more than $15 million. NIH cooperation helps create an environment for cutting-edge research in which Mayo Clinic's scientists and physicians produce original research articles that are published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Research conducted at Mayo Clinic has produced new treatments of liver disease, IBD and many other GI conditions; new technologies to identify causes of irritable bowel syndrome and other motility disorders; and a new generation of endoscopic techniques to perform incision-free procedures for obesity and other complex GI conditions.

Mayo Clinic not only conducts extensive basic science, but also carries out a wide range of clinical trials focused on digestive disorders and treatment.

Mayo Clinic is a National Pancreas Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Center. National Pancreas Foundation centers go through an extensive auditing process and meet criteria developed by invited subject matter experts and patient advocates, focusing on whole-patient care for best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic recognizes that high-quality care depends upon scientific discovery. Therefore, major research programs at the basic, applied and translational levels exist to generate knowledge that ultimately benefits Mayo Clinic patients. Each year the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has an average of 63 active federal grants totaling more than $15 million.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds numerous gastroenterology research projects at Mayo Clinic. NIH cooperation helps create an environment for cutting-edge research in which Mayo Clinic's scientists and physicians produce original research articles that are published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Research conducted at Mayo Clinic has produced new treatments of liver disease, new technology to identify and treat irritable bowel syndrome and other motility disorders, and a new generation of endoscopes to perform incision-free procedures.

Publications

See a list of publications on gastroenterology topics by Mayo Clinic authors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Gastroenterology and hepatology laboratories and programs

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Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

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