Mesenteric ischemia care at Mayo Clinic

  • Multidisciplinary approach. Mayo Clinic brings together the expertise of doctors who treat blood and lymph vessel disorders (vascular surgeons and vascular medicine specialists), radiologists who perform medical procedures (interventional radiologists) and doctors who treat heart disease (cardiologists) to diagnose and treat mesenteric ischemia. This collaborative approach ensures that you receive a thorough evaluation and treatment tailored to your unique needs.
  • Comprehensive diagnosis. Mesenteric ischemia is uncommon and can be mistaken for other disorders. Mayo Clinic has doctors who specialize in imaging the blood vessel (vascular) system. Detailed imaging is key to making an accurate diagnosis and to planning treatment, and may include Doppler ultrasound, CT angiography, MR angiography and mesenteric angiogram.
  • Advanced treatment. Mayo Clinic specialists recommend treatment for all people with chronic mesenteric ischemia because of the significant risk of developing a blood clot in the small intestine. Specific treatment depends on the extent of the blood vessel blockage and your overall health, and may include angioplasty, mesenteric artery bypass or mesenteric endarterectomy. Mayo Clinic doctors' experience with mesenteric ischemia helps them tailor treatment to your condition.

Expertise and rankings


About 800 people receive care for mesenteric ischemia at Mayo Clinic each year.

Cutting-edge research

Mayo Clinic researchers have pioneered new approaches for treating mesenteric ischemia. You'll have access to the expertise of Mayo Clinic's clinician-researchers.

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 Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

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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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Dec. 20, 2018