Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology.
A few notable facts about the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Each year, Mayo Clinic staff members perform more than 98,000 minimally invasive endoscopic procedures.
- At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, children and adolescents with digestive disorders receive care through the Children's Center.
- Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists constantly seek new knowledge to improve diagnosis and therapies for patients with digestive disorders. 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.