Primary biliary cirrhosis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Liver specialists (hepatologists), radiologists, pathologists and surgeons work together as a team to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for people with primary biliary cholangitis.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic offers the latest diagnostic tests for primary biliary cholangitis, including magnetic resonance elastography, a noninvasive imaging technique developed at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic researchers also developed the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) to help predict mortality risk in people with end-stage liver disease. Your doctor can use it to determine where you rank on the priority list for a liver transplant.

Expertise and rankings


Primary biliary cholangitis is a relatively rare condition, occurring in less than 1 in 2,000 people. Mayo Clinic doctors typically see around 900 people a year for primary biliary cholangitis.

Research leaders

You have access to the latest diagnosis and treatment advances at Mayo Clinic, which has been conducting research on primary biliary cholangitis for more than 40 years. Mayo Clinic researchers have made significant contributions to understanding its cause, including helping to find several gene variations that seem to predispose people to primary biliary cholangitis.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been recognized as the best gastroenterology and GI surgery hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in every year since 1990 when the rankings were first established.

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.

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