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 deeply 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.

Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in evaluating and caring for people who have cirrhosis, treating more than 5,000 people every year 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). This scoring system is now used nationwide to assess people's disease progression and allocate organs for transplant.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/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 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 2021-2022 "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. 06, 2021