Peptic ulcer care at Mayo Clinic

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience and expertise diagnosing and treating peptic ulcers.
  • Team approach. Peptic ulcers can be caused or complicated by medications you take for other health problems, including heart disease. At Mayo Clinic, specialists in digestive diseases (gastroenterology) work with your primary care doctor to find medication strategies that reduce your risk of side effects.
  • A full range of treatment options. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs. The range of treatments offered to people with peptic ulcer disease includes antibiotics and other medicines, endoscopy for complications such as bleeding and surgery when necessary.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating peptic ulcers, including peptic ulcers that are resistant to treatment and those that cause serious complications, such as gastrointestinal bleeding. Mayo Clinic treats more than 600 people with peptic ulcers each 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.

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.