Mayo Clinic Upper Digestive Disease Survey


About this study

The Mayo Clinic Upper Digestive Disease Survey has been created in order to have a consistent evaluation tools for patients undergoing esophageal reconstruction or treatment  or patients that are experiencing an upper digestive disease in order to standardize and validate outcome measures.  Data will be used to establish the validation of the questionnaires/survey.  Data will also lead to the establishment of “normal” or expected scores for patients undergoing each type of esophagectomy procedure and for upper digestive diseases.  Data will contribute to creating treatment algorithms for symptom management for upper digestive diseases and for post-operative complications and symptoms as well as contribute to pre-operative education.  

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing or having already undergone an esophageal reconstruction or treatment including but not limited to esophagectomy, gastrectomy, bariatric surgery, or endoscopic mucosal resection.
  • Patients that are diagnosed with an upper digestive disease including but not limited to achalasia, reflux, esophagitis, and esophageal cancer.
  • ≥ 18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • < 18 years old.

Eligibility last updated 8/31/21. Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Thoracic Surgery Research Unit

(877) 526-9172

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