A researcher fills test tubes in a lab dedicated to improving fetal and maternal health.

Mayo Clinic clinician-researchers and scientists are committed to conducting research to improve diagnosis and prevention and develop new treatment options. They are nationally and internationally recognized for contributions to advancing the frontier of reproductive medicine. Mayo Clinic also leads several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Promoting fetal survival and lung development
  • Evaluating new technologies and assessing their application to clinical practice
  • Improving the diagnosis and expanding treatment options of benign gynecologic disorders
  • Studying innovative treatment options for minimally invasive surgery
  • Studying what causes pregnancy complications and lowering the risk of complications
  • Collaborating with clinical genomics in research of common chromosomal and genetic diseases in pregnancy
  • Investigating the safety of offering cancer-reducing surgery to women delivering by cesarean section
  • Using regenerative products to provide new options for women with mesh exposure after pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Using epidemiology studies, clinical trials and patient-centered outcomes to improve the ergonomics and materials used in treating pelvic floor disorders

In addition, Mayo Clinic is one of only five institutions in the United States to be awarded an ovarian cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more about gynecologic oncology research in the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on gynecologic surgery and obstetrics on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage conditions of the female urinary and reproductive systems. For general information about clinical trials in obstetrics and gynecology in Minnesota, call 507-293-1487. For information about cancer-related clinical trials in Minnesota, call 507-538-7623. In Florida, call 904-953-2978. In Arizona, call 855-776-0015.

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Jan. 17, 2024