CCE Gastrointestinal disorders: Mayo Clinic - Selection criteria

July 10, 2009

Awards and distinctions that make Mayo Clinic a Center of Excellence

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Year Founded: 1967

Faculty: 75

Annual budget: $88 million

Annual clinical trials: 55

Federally funded grants: 40

Faculty members: 75

Total employees: 308

Procedures performed annually: 45,473

Annual referrals: 13,657 physician-requested consultations

National awards and recognition: U.S. News & World Report top GI practice for 19 years

Number of new research protocols engaged in annually: 47

RO1 active grants: 27

Scope of GI endoscopy servicesMayo Clinic Rochester GI provides diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic care to inpatients and outpatients. Procedures include:

  • EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

  • Colonoscopy

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography)
  • Esophageal, gastroduodenal, and colonic motility studies
  • Anorectal function testing
  • Testing for chronic constipation & other motility disorders
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Gastric laboratory specimen collection
  • Double balloon endoscopy
  • Single balloon endoscopy

Scope of Services GIH Clinical Practice:

  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasia
  • Comprehensive
  • Advanced Endoscopy
  • Esophageal
  • Gut Failure
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Motility
  • Pancreatic
  • Pediatric

Level of technological equipment on site:

  • Double Balloon Technology
  • Single Balloon Technology
  • Spy Glass
  • ARMS (Anal Rectal Manometry Sensor) Equipment
  • Photodynamic & radio-ablation therapy for Barrett’s esophagus or advanced esophageal cancer
  • Endoscopic pseudocyst draining

Quality Improvement Initiatives

  • Formal quality committee and a full-time quality advisor.
  • Radio Frequency Identification system (RFID) that reduced the number of specimen labeling errors from 8.9 percent to 0.4 percent.
  • Implementation of the Universal Protocol and the computerized endoscopic.

  • Formed a patient/family advisory council that meets monthly.