Short bowel syndrome care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, digestive specialists, called gastroenterologists, and nutrition specialists work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with short bowel syndrome. Your team may include other professionals as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating short bowel syndrome using the most current diagnostic technology and surgical techniques. Mayo Clinic researchers helped develop CT enterography and magnetic resonance (MR) enterography — state-of-the-art noninvasive imaging tests that are more sensitive than conventional X-rays for detecting blockages or changes in the intestines.

Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The treatments offered to people with short bowel syndrome include medications; nutrition counseling and nutritional support, such as parenteral nutrition; and sometimes surgery.

Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience with short bowel syndrome. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 350 people with short bowel syndrome.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's gastroenterology and hepatology department's expertise and rankings.

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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Jan. 05, 2024