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 27, 2019

Pancreatic Cooling is Heating Up

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator @kanaazpereira
A recent Mayo Clinic study has shown that cooling the pancreas is a viable option for treating acute pancreatitis, a potentially lethal condition marked by inflammation and injury of the pancreas. While ice often is recommended as a common remedy for a break or sprain, the healing power [...]
Pancreatic Cooling is Heating Up
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 [...]

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