Liver disease 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. Specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology and liver transplant at Mayo Clinic diagnose and treat adults with liver disease. The Hepatobiliary Clinic and specialists in the Liver Transplant Interest Group help coordinate care. The Hyperoxaluria Center specializes in researching and treating oxalosis.
Specialists in pediatric hepatology and liver transplant diagnose and treat children with liver disease.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic equips its doctors with the latest technology and specialized techniques to improve care. Mayo Clinic researchers have invented a new, noninvasive way to detect hardening of the liver.
Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) combines MRI imaging with sound waves to create a visual map (elastogram) showing the stiffness of liver tissue. At Mayo Clinic, MRE may be done as part of a conventional MRI exam for liver disease.
- Care focused on you. Mayo Clinic team members collaborate closely in planning each individual's care. This collaboration means your appointments will be coordinated and your test results will be available quickly. Evaluation and treatment that might take months elsewhere can typically be done in only a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.
Expertise and rankings
Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists treat nearly 25,000 people with liver disorders. All Mayo campuses have transplant centers, where Mayo surgeons have performed more than 5,000 liver transplants.
Precise diagnosis of liver disease is important to guiding treatment. Mayo Clinic researchers invented magnetic resonance elastography, a noninvasive test that maps hardening of the liver.
Mayo Clinic liver transplant surgeons use state-of-the-art technology to successfully treat people with liver failure and other complications of liver conditions. Their expertise with living-donor transplant, a fast-track recovery process and multiorgan transplants are part of why people turn to the Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program. With campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic Liver Transplant Program has one of the best long-term survival rates in the country.
Mayo Clinic's researchers often collaborate with colleagues throughout the United States and internationally who are committed to improving outcomes and care for people with liver disease. They conduct laboratory studies, clinical trials and other research on many aspects of conditions related to liver disease, such as cell therapies and bioartificial livers.
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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