The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic is devoted to diagnosing and treating inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and pouchitis. This clinic also provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with microscopic colitis, lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis. Mayo Clinic specialists on our campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota bring exceptional expertise and collaboration to your care.
Why contact the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic?
One of the many things that separate Mayo Clinic from other academic medical practice is the collaborative nature of the practice and the multidisciplinary approach to caring for people with complex intestinal disorders.
- If you come to Mayo Clinic for inflammatory bowel disease evaluation, your records will be reviewed prior to your arrival.
- You will be scheduled to see a gastroenterologist paired with an advanced practice nurse practitioner. We'll also schedule all necessary imaging and endoscopic studies, and a follow-up visit with your gastroenterologist.
- After reviewing your record, we may arrange for appointments with other subspecialties such as Colon and Rectal Surgery and Rheumatology.
A plan that reflects your goals
When your evaluation is complete, you and your care team will develop a plan to improve your health with your goals in mind, which you can share with your referring gastroenterologist.
Highly specialized expertise
Insights into IBD genetics
The complex relationship between individual genetics and the possibility of inflammatory bowel disease is a key focus of Mayo Clinic research and care, particularly for pediatric patients, whose early-age symptoms may reflect more rare diseases than Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.
IBD Pride Clinic
The IBD Pride Clinic team provides specialty, multidisciplinary and person-affirming care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTQ+) individuals with IBD in a safe and respectful environment, while optimizing physical, emotional, and social health.
Rare diagnostic and surgical expertise
IBD Clinic services include advanced medical diagnosis and care by gastroenterologists whose practices are focused on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); surgical consultation and treatment by colon and rectal surgeons who are very experienced in surgical care for patients who have ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease; and ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease care by specialized gastrointestinal radiologists and pathologists with a high level of expertise.
Research and investigational drug therapies
In addition to routine clinical care for patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, the IBD Clinic is 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.
Active clinical studies
This group is active in clinical trials related to Crohn's disease research and to ulcerative colitis research.
Advancing test capabilities through research
Mayo Clinic laboratories and programs related to the IBD Clinic
See a list of publications about conditions treated within the IBD Clinic by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
Nov. 09, 2022