Small bowel cancer care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating small bowel cancers. This includes rare types, such as carcinoid tumors and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Mayo Clinic doctors use this experience to develop a personalized treatment plan that provides you with exactly the care you need.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, gastroenterologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and surgeons work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with small bowel cancers. Other professionals are included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the newest technology and treatments to improve chances for positive outcomes.

  • Precision diagnostic tools and skills. Mayo Clinic doctors use the latest diagnostic techniques to locate and understand your small bowel cancer. Tumor samples are tested by expert pathologists who have experience diagnosing many small bowel cancers, including very rare types.
  • A full range of treatment options. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. You have access to a full range of treatment options, including innovative and personalized approaches.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have the knowledge and resources to provide comprehensive care for people with small bowel cancers. At Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Personalized care. At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary group of experts forms a team to care for people with small bowel cancer. This ensures all your needs are addressed. Your care team might include gastroenterologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and surgeons.
  • Experience you can trust. Mayo Clinic doctors are widely respected for their experience diagnosing and treating rare conditions, including small bowel cancers.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center. These standards recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic has been recognized as a top cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report since it began publishing rankings in 1990. Most recently, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, have been recognized among the top Cancer hospitals in the nation for 2024-2025 by U.S. News & World Report.

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.