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.

Sep 13, 2018

Effective Screening for Early Onset IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
A study published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, where researchers focused on early-onset inflammatory bowel disease - eoIBD  (refers to those patients under the age of 10 years), found that in contrast to adult-onset IBD, young patients tend to have more rare diseases which can be linked to problems [...]
May 7, 2018

The Role of Setons

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
One treatment option for anal fistulas in Crohn's disease is seton placement. A seton is a silk or latex string that is placed into the fistula to help drain the infection. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Sunanda Kane, M.D., talks about the role of setons in the management of anal fistulas [...]
Jan 20, 2018

Updates in Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Celiac disease is emerging not only as a disease affecting people, but as a subject for intense research. Where are we with research on this condition? Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., talks about ongoing trials and studies, at Mayo Clinic and globally, and the many different efforts to target celiac disease beyond, [...]
Jan 20, 2018

Celiac Disease 101 – An Overview

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy), sometimes called sprue or coeliac, is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., gives us a comprehensive overview about the causes, symptoms, complications and treatment of celiac disease. For more information about celiac disease, [...]
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 [...]