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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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGHVVyX6kQw 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 [...]
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 [...]

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