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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Jul 24, 2019

Clinical Trials for Alcoholic Liver Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Alcoholic liver disease is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver transplant in the United States. Liver injury caused by alcohol can vary in severity, ranging from simple fat deposits, to a fibrotic “stiffening” of the liver, to irreversible cirrhosis or “scarring” of the liver. A particularly dangerous manifestation [...]
Clinical Trials for Alcoholic Liver Disease
Jul 24, 2019

Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Amy Oxentenko talks about an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, detailing the complexities of chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP) – a condition that seems elusive to any workup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp_dJVHk80U&feature=youtu.be Chronic abdominal wall pain is an often overlooked cause of chronic abdominal pain. The [...]
Apr 17, 2019

Rituximab Maintenance Therapy for Autoimmune Pancreatitis

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
IgG4-RD or immunoglobulin G4-related disease can affect almost any organ in the body. It’s manifestation is most often seen in the pancreas – autoimmune pancreatitis – or in the bile ducts and liver, where it is known as IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis or IgG4-associated cholangitis. The dramatic response to steroids makes [...]
Apr 12, 2019

Perianal Fistula in Crohn’s Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Perianal fistulas are a common, disabling complication of Crohn’s disease. Symptoms include severe pain, fecal incontinence, drainage of pus, and reduced quality of life. Despite significant advances in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the treatment of perianal fistulas remains a challenge. Anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) biologic therapies, infliximab and adalimumab [...]
Mar 20, 2019

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Gut Bacteria & Weight Loss

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
The human body is host to a vast number of microbes – communities of bacteria, fungi, viruses. These complex, interconnected microorganisms together make up our microbiota. The biggest populations of microbes reside in the gut – the human gut microbiota consists of 100 trillion microbes! Dr. Purna Kashyap, M.D., and Dr. Vandana Nehra, [...]

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