Departamentos y especialidades

Mayo Clinic tiene uno de los centros médicos más grandes y experimentados en los Estados Unidos, con sedes en Arizona, Florida y Minnesota. El personal, que está capacitado en muchas especialidades, trabaja en conjunto para garantizar una atención de calidad y una recuperación exitosa.


Mayo Clinic specialists are actively involved in research on new therapies for esophagitis. You may have access to experimental treatments for eosinophilic esophagitis not available elsewhere, such as cytosponge to monitor treatment results. Researchers are also studying ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, including minimally invasive treatments.

Barrett's esophagus

Researchers are investigating novel imaging techniques to detect early cancer changes in Barrett's esophagus and advanced endoscopy to treat Barrett's esophagus and early cancers. They are also researching medications that can decrease cancer risk and genetic factors that may be related to Barrett's esophagus.

Read more about research in the Barrett's Esophagus Laboratory.

Eosinophilic esophagitis

Mayo Clinic is a leader in eosinophilic esophagitis research and actively researches eosinophilic disorders. Mayo researchers have tested the effects of many medications on treatment, including steroids, asthma medications and acid-blocking medications.

Clinical trials are underway to study long-term management and remission of eosinophilic esophagitis. Mayo Clinic researchers are also studying the use of a device called the cytosponge as a replacement for endoscopy to monitor ongoing treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis.

The cytosponge is a small sponge inside a capsule attached to a string. You swallow the capsule, which dissolves; the doctor then pulls out the sponge, scraping cells off your esophagus. It's quick, inexpensive, minimally invasive and does not require anesthesia.

The Allergic Diseases Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, investigates the mechanisms of common airway and skin diseases. The lab focuses on and studies types of immune cells (white blood cells), especially eosinophils. Laboratories in the areas of clinical immunology and immunotherapeutics, immunology, and gastroenterology and hepatology also are involved in research on eosinophilic disorders.


See a list of publications by Mayo doctors on esophagitis disease on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Perfiles de la investigación

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  1. Acid reflux (GER & GERD) in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Accessed May 21, 2017.
  2. Acid reflux (GER & GERD) in infants. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Accessed May 21, 2017.
  3. Castell DO. Medication-induced esophagitis. Accessed June 18, 2017.
  4. Bope ET, et al. The digestive system. In: Conn's Current Therapy 2017. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier; 2017. Accessed June 19, 2017.
  5. Symptoms & Causes of GER & GERD. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Accessed June 25, 2017.
  6. Feldman M, et al. Esophageal disorders caused by medications, trauma, and infection. In: Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management. 10th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2016. Accessed June 19, 2017.
  7. Almashat SJ, et al. Non-reflux esophagitis: A review of inflammatory diseases of the esophagus exclusive of reflux esophagitis. Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology. 2014;31:89.
  8. Kauffman CA. Clinical manifestations of oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis. Accessed June 18, 2017.
  9. Goldman L, et al., eds. Diseases of the esophagus. In: Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2016. Accessed June 19, 2017.
  10. Treatment for GER & GERD. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Accessed June 25, 2017.
  11. Warners MJ, et al. Elimination and elemental diet therapy in eosinophilic oesophagitis. Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology. 2015;29:793.
  12. Safe use of complementary health products and practices. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Accessed June 18, 2017.
  13. Best Hospitals for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery. U.S. News & World Report. Accessed May 15, 2017.
  14. Brown AY. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. April 3, 2017.
  15. Dellon ES, et al. ACG clinical guideline: Evidenced based approach to the diagnosis and management of esophageal eosinophilia and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2013;108:679.
  16. Katz PO, et al. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2013;108:308.
  17. Eosinophilic esophagitis. American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. Accessed May 8, 2017.
  18. Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic. Hard to Swallow — EOE. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2014.
  19. Kahrilas PJ. Medical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults. Accessed June 18, 2017.
  20. Ganz RA, et al. Long-term outcomes of patients receiving a magnetic sphincter augmentation device for gastroesophageal reflux. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2016;14:671.
  21. Rakel D, ed. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. In: Integrative Medicine. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier; 2018. Accessed May 12, 2017.
  22. Dossett ML, et al. Integrative Medicine for Gastrointestinal Disease. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. 2017;44: 265.
  23. Pasricha S, et al. Lymphocytic esophagitis: An emerging clinicopathologic disease associated with dysphagia. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2016;61:2935.
  24. Infectious Esophageal Disorders. Merck Manual Professional Version. Accessed June 21, 2017.
  25. Bonis PA, et al. Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis. Accessed May 1, 2017.
  26. Diagnosis of GER & GERD. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Accessed June 25, 2017.
  27. Kauffman CA. Treatment of oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis. Accessed June 25, 2017.
  28. Nguyen AD, et al. How to approach lymphocytic esophagitis. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2017;19:24.
  29. Alexander JA (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. June 26, 2017.