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.

Jan 11, 2019

C. Difficile Care at Mayo Clinic

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Each year in the United States, about a half million people get sick from C. difficile, and in recent years, C. difficile infections have become more frequent, severe and difficult to treat. Mayo Clinic specializes in treating people with difficult cases of C. difficile who haven't responded to standard medical treatments [...]
C. Difficile Care at Mayo Clinic
Jan 8, 2019

Esophageal Self Dilation Therapy: An Effective Alternative

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Many patients have difficulty swallowing due to narrowing of the esophagus. Benign esophageal strictures can be challenging to treat, with the main treatment being endoscopic dilations. Often, repeated upper endoscopies are required to maintain successful swallowing. These procedures are costly and their efficacy can be short-lived. Gastroenterologists at Mayo Clinic offer a more [...]
Nov 29, 2018

Gastroparesis Diet Guidelines

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach empties into the small intestine more slowly than it should. Diet and nutrition play a significant role for people who have gastroparesis; in fact, dietary changes are the first step in managing this condition. Madelynn Strong, clinical dietitian at Mayo Clinic, recommends some [...]
Nov 6, 2018

Collagenous Gastritis – Searching for Answers

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
Joseph Murray, M.D., talks about a rare condition – collagenous gastritis – and about Mayo Clinic’s ongoing research to better understand the causes, and try and find the best treatment for this condition. Dr. Murray, M.D.,  is a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Oct 11, 2018

Biologic Therapy in Pregnancy Does Not Affect Infant Vaccines

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)  like Crohn's or ulcerative colitis may need immunosuppressive biologic therapy to control the disease. Some of these drugs can cross the placenta and many pregnant women worry about the effect this may have on the baby. But multiple studies have found no link between using biologic [...]

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