Cirrhosis care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of specialists work together to evaluate and treat each individual. 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 experienced in the world.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Precise diagnosis and staging of cirrhosis is important to guiding treatment. Mayo Clinic researchers invented magnetic resonance elastography, a noninvasive test that maps hardening of the liver. This state-of-the-art imaging helps Mayo specialists find liver disease early, giving people the opportunity to start treatment sooner and helping to improve outcomes. People being treated at Mayo Clinic are also among the first to benefit from new findings made at Mayo.
The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in evaluating and caring for people who have cirrhosis. Every year, nearly 8,000 people are treated at Mayo Clinic for this chronic liver disorder. If a liver transplant is necessary, all Mayo campuses have transplant centers. Mayo surgeons have performed thousands of liver transplants, and the Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program has one of the best long-term survival rates in the country.
Pioneers in research
In addition to inventing technology to accurately diagnose cirrhosis, Mayo Clinic researchers developed the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD). The MELD scoring system is now used nationwide to assess people's disease progression and allocate organs for transplant.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
Locations, travel and lodging
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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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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Feb. 11, 2023