Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Page! With one of the largest group of digestive disease specialists in the world, Mayo Clinic has been recognized as the nation's best Gastroenterology & GI Surgery hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Follow the page to learn about clinical trials and up-to-date research, and find resources for all your gastroenterology needs. Our goal is to connect you to others, and become informed decision makers; so post a comment, share your story, own your health.

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Feb 15, 2019

Road to Early Diagnosis for Pancreatic Cancer

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
A common thought is that pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat, and prognosis is often dismal. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas in 2019. Diagnosing pancreatic cancer early enough for effective treatment can be challenging for a number of reasons: [...]
Feb 12, 2019

Understanding Lynch Syndrome

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Sometimes known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases the risk of many types of cancer, especially colorectal cancer. Doctors estimate that around 3 out of every 100 colon cancers or endometrial cancers are caused by Lynch syndrome. Unfortunately, Lynch syndrome often goes [...]
Jan 28, 2019

A Growing Trend in Gluten-Free Diets

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
For people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), following a gluten-free (GF) diet is crucial. These days however, a gluten-free lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular among those who've not been diagnosed with celiac disease. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., and Jacalyn See, clinical dietitian, discuss the gluten-free [...]
Jan 18, 2019

Me, My Child, and IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic, painful disorders that affect the intestinal tract. In the United States, it is currently estimated that about 1.3 million people suffer from IBD, of which ten percent are under the age of 18. IBD often [...]
Jan 17, 2019

Breath Test for Esophagogastric Cancer

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
What if a simple breath test could detect gastric and esophageal cancer? In this video, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Kenneth Wang, M.D., explains the research and potential of breath analysis as a non-invasive tool in the diagnosis of esophagogastric cancer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6NvJiB45Lw&feature=youtu.be In people who are at risk of developing [...]

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