Gastroparesis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic specialists work together as a team to provide coordinated and comprehensive care for people with gastroparesis. Your treatment team may include specialists in digestive diseases, diabetes, nutrition, behavior therapy and the nervous system, including doctors who specialize in the autonomic nervous system (autonomic neurologists).

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Tests for gastroparesis involve the entire digestive tract, and some of the newest technology was developed at Mayo Clinic.

Some of Mayo Clinic's specialized tests include a four-hour gastric emptying study to get the most detailed results; a gastric accommodation test that measures how much the stomach expands after a meal; gastroduodenal manometry that looks at the muscles involved in motility of the stomach and upper small bowel; autonomic nervous system testing to check the nerves involved in digestion; and paraneoplastic serological testing — a blood test that checks for antibodies associated with rare nervous system disorders that cause severe gastroparesis.

Nationally recognized expertise

Nearly 1,600 people with gastroparesis receive diagnosis and treatment at Mayo Clinic every year. Mayo Clinic has doctors who specialize in disorders involving the movement of food through the digestive system (motility disorders).

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in 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.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat almost 1,600 people with gastroparesis every year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in 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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Neurology department's expertise and 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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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.

June 16, 2017
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