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 read shared experiences, 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.

Aug 8, 2017

The 'Pros' of Probiotics: Dr. Joseph Murray on Mayo Clinic Radio

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Did you know that your digestive tract is teeming with trillions of bacteria? In fact, there are a greater number of bacteria in your intestines than there are cells in your body! Probiotics are good bacteria that are either the same as or very similar to the bacteria that are already in [...]
Jul 10, 2017

Brandon Street's Patient Story

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Originally posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic and the Sharing Mayo Clinic print publication. At 6 feet 4 inches tall and more than 200 pounds, Brandon Street could easily be described as “big.” In high school, his nickname was “The Big Street.” When this active young man who enjoyed playing sports [...]
Jul 7, 2017

Does Celiac Disease Contribute to Other Autoimmune Diseases?

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., addresses a question posted by a member on Mayo Clinic Connect: Are there any proven links between mesenteric panniculitis and other autoimmune diseases I have, such as celiac disease or small fiber neuropathy? Mesenteric Panniculitis is a rare inflammatory disease that affects the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the [...]
Jul 1, 2017

When Your Diagnoses of Celiac Disease is in Question

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Blood tests for celiac disease are usually accurate, but what does it mean when there is a discrepancy between biopsies suggesting celiac disease, but blood tests are negative? In response to a question from a Mayo Clinic Connect member, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., explains that there may be other conditions that can cause [...]
Jun 30, 2017

FDA Approves Biosimilar to Humira

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
The FDA recently approved a biosimilar (trade name, Amjevita) to Humira (adalimumab). A biosimilar is a biological product that is highly similar to the originator drug, and has no clinical differences in terms of safety and effectiveness. Dr. Edward Loftus , M.D., talks about the potential of this drug to offer patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such [...]