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.

Sep 13, 2019

Sponge on a String – Detecting a Lethal Cancer

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Esophageal cancer can be lethal. When diagnosed after the onset of symptoms, only 20% of patients have a survival rate of five years.  However, when the disease is diagnosed early, before the onset of symptoms, it can be successfully treated and results in greater than 80% survival at five years. [...]
Sep 2, 2019

Could it be Autoimmune Enteropathy?

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Autoimmune enteropathy is a rare disorder in which the immune system causes damage to the lining of the intestines. Symptoms of autoimmune enteropathy (AIE) can be very debilitating, including severe diarrhea with malabsorption and weight loss – symptoms that mimic refractory celiac disease – but AIE does not respond to any [...]
Aug 26, 2019

Barrett’s Esophagus – Risk of Recurrence after Endoscopic Therapy

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer; currently, endoscopic eradication therapy (EET) is the main treatment to achieve complete remission of intestinal metaplasia (CRIM) – there is no endoscopic or histologic evidence of Barrett’s esophagus. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Prasad Iyer discusses a recently [...]
Aug 3, 2019

A Map for the FODMAP Diet

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
When people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) continue to have symptoms, they may be interested in exploring new diets. Jacalyn See, clinical dietitian at Mayo Clinic, offers some insight into the FODMAP diet, and whether this diet could help people with gluten-related disorders. The [...]
Jul 31, 2019

Predicting Intestinal Healing in Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Patients diagnosed with celiac disease must get regular check-ups to see if they are responding to a gluten-free diet. Doctors look for any lessening in symptoms, or they may do a duodenal biopsy or a blood test. However, research has shown that these tests may not always be accurate to determine [...]

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