Mesenteric ischemia care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

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.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mesenteric ischemia is uncommon and can be hard to diagnose. Mayo Clinic has doctors who specialize in imaging the blood vessel (vascular) system. Detailed imaging is key to making an accurate diagnosis and planning treatment.

Mayo Clinic specialists recommend treatment of 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. Treatment might include angioplasty, mesenteric artery bypass or mesenteric endarterectomy. The experience that Mayo Clinic doctors have with mesenteric ischemia helps them tailor treatment to your condition.

The management options for chronic mesenteric ischemia are surgical reconstruction or percutaneous angiography with angioplasty, with or without stent placement. One of the primary factors affecting the decision about treatment is the local expertise, including the availability of vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists trained in percutaneous procedures.

Expertise and rankings

More than 650 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 Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing 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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