Overview

Doctors in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating digestive tract and liver disorders. These mainly include conditions involving the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.

With 13 specialty groups and more than 140 digestive disease specialists on staff, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most deeply experienced in the world.

Mayo Clinic gastroenterology resources include the latest in endoscopic equipment and minimally invasive techniques. During endoscopic procedures, doctors insert tubes through the mouth, nose or rectum to examine and treat problems of the digestive tract, with minimized impact on surrounding tissues.

Each year, Mayo Clinic staff members perform more than 98,000 minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. These include upper endoscopy (also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, and endoscopic ultrasonography.

  • Deep experience. Gastroenterology and hepatology specialists at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience helping people with all types of digestive conditions, including extremely rare ones. Each year, more than 90,000 people with digestive conditions are seen and treated within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic. This breadth of experience means your doctors are prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide exactly the care you need.
  • Collaborative care, focused on you. Multiple specialties working in a single institution means you're not reliant on a lone specialist's opinion. Your care is discussed among the extended team, your test results are available quickly, and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Mayo Clinic specialists work together for you to provide you with comprehensive care while taking time to listen to you, answer your questions and address your needs as a whole person.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic's long history of pioneering medical research means patients have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities and more than 100 groundbreaking clinical trials related to digestive disorders and care. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists constantly seek new knowledge to improve diagnosis and therapies for patients with digestive disorders.

Pediatric gastroenterology

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, children and adolescents with digestive disorders receive care through the Children's Center. Mayo Clinic pediatric gastroenterologists work in close collaboration with other pediatric specialists to provide comprehensive care for children.

In addition, the Mayo Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center for Children is committed to a compassionate, integrated approach to managing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including growth and bone development as well as psychosocial issues unique to children with IBD. Children needing hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.

Mayo Clinic Health System

Many Mayo Clinic Health System facilities also provide gastroenterology and hepatology care, including Eau Claire, Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Mankato, Minnesota, and Red Wing, Minnesota.

Top ranked

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.

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.