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Department and Faculty

Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. It is the largest practice of its kind in the United States. In any given year, members of the division perform approximately 36,000 to 40,000 endoscopic procedures in state-of-the-art facilities, using the latest equipment.

The division is organized around interest groups oriented toward disease processes, organ systems, procedures or patient groups. Clinical expertise is integrated with the newest forms of established and experimental diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

Patient care is provided by teams of physicians and other health-care staff with broad expertise in all forms of gastroenterological and hepatobiliary diseases.

Because of Mayo Clinic's recognition that high-quality care depends upon scientific discovery, major research programs at the basic, applied and translational levels exist to generate new knowledge that ultimately improves patient care, including extensive endoscopic research efforts.

The gastrointestinal endoscopy group within the Gastroenterology Division offers the full array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The Mayo Gastrointestinal Endoscopy practice performs 1,600 to 1,700 ERCPs; 2500 EUS procedures; and similar numbers of other "complex" endoscopic procedures annually.

A strategic alliance with Olympus Corporation has facilitated the organization of a Developmental Endoscopy Unit (DEU), which promotes the advancement of endoscopic instrumentation and applications through research and testing of prototype scopes and instruments.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to the Gastroenterology faculty at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota throughout your training.

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