The same doctors you see in our clinics are nationally recognized for their research and advancement in treating many gastrointestinal conditions.
We are proud to be:
- One of only four institutions in the U.S. to be awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for our pancreatic cancer research
- International leaders in treating pancreatitis with surgeons who pioneered total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplantation (TP-IAT), a complex surgery used to treat the condition, which can help patients prevent or minimize diabetes
- The largest internationally recognized colorectal fellowship training program in the United States; our colon and rectal surgeons specialize in treating severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pelvic floor cancers using minimally invasive robotic surgery
- A national leader in the number of ERCPs we perform annually. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram, or ERCP, is a test that combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
Digestive conditions are often diagnosed and treated using endoscopic procedures. Our endoscopy department, where we perform both routine and advanced procedures, offers the latest instruments with high-resolution imaging capabilities.
University of Minnesota Health experts offer coordinated care when it comes to diagnosing a wide range of disorders. When necessary, our endoscopic specialists work with a team of radiologists and surgeons to determine the best course of treatment for each patient.
Learn more about Endoscopy Services.