Diverticulitis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic Care team

Professionals involved in your diverticulitis diagnosis and treatment team may include digestive disease specialists (gastroenterologists), diagnostic radiologists and surgeons with expertise in bowel procedures. Depending on individual factors, such as your response to antibiotic therapy or your nutritional status, you may also consult with an infectious disease specialist or a registered dietitian.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Diverticulitis can be difficult to diagnose because abdominal pain is a symptom of many digestive disorders. Physicians on the diagnostic radiology staff at Mayo Clinic have expertise in imaging the digestive system to distinguish diverticulitis from other conditions. Gastroenterologists at Mayo Clinic also have experience assessing the severity of diverticulitis.

Mayo Clinic specialists also have experience treating both mild and severe diverticulitis. If you need surgery, Mayo surgeons can offer minimally invasive options — including laparoscopic, hand-assisted laparoscopic and robotic procedures — if appropriate.

Expertise and rankings


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. Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists diagnose and treat approximately 20,000 people with diverticulitis across the three main campuses.

Nationally recognized expertise

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 also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

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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May 07, 2020