Gastrointestinal bleeding care at Mayo Clinic

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

  • Diagnostic expertise. Some GI bleeds are difficult to find, especially if they happen in the small intestine. However, state-of-the-art imaging, some of it developed at Mayo Clinic, helps Mayo Clinic doctors find the cause of your GI bleeding.

    This includes multiphase CT enterography or magnetic resonance (MR) enterography. Mayo Clinic researchers helped develop these noninvasive radiologic tests, which are more sensitive than conventional X-rays for finding the source of GI bleeding. These tests can provide images of the entire thickness of the bowel wall, all of the long loops in the small intestine and all layers of surrounding tissue.

  • Advanced treatments. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience using the latest techniques to repair your GI bleeding. Treatment is tailored to your needs.

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.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are specialists in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal bleeds. They treat more than 2,000 people each year for GI bleeding.

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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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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