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University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview has been ranked among the best in Minnesota and around the world by U.S. News & World Report. In an effort to identify complex medical centers in 16 specialty areas, we ranked among the top 50 in nine of the report's specialties: cancer; diabetes and endocinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopaedics; pulmonology; and urology.
Welcome to Provider Update for Solid Organ Transplant
Learn about the latest innovations and research at the Transplant Center at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. <Read more>
Team approach helps identify most appropriate treatment for IBD patients
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex illness that often requires care from many specialists. At University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, IBD patients benefit from the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who work together to treat patients who have one of the two typical categories of the disease: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. <Read more>
Breast cancer: Genetic testing can provide early warning
This year, the American Cancer Society estimates that one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. In most instances, women who develop breast cancer have no apparent risk factors other than being female and growing older. In certain instances, a strong family history of breast cancer or a known genetic mutation of a breast cancer (BRCA) gene may indicate increased risk. <Read more>
Novel G-tube techniques reduce risks for post-gastric-bypass patients
Gastroenterologists and bariatric surgeons at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, have revolutionized gastrostomy techniques that blend minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures. The novel techniques reduce complications, healing time and risk for contamination in carefully selected patients who have post-gastric-bypass complications. <Read more>
Nephrologists join team at kidney stone program
For kidney stone patients who need follow-up care, access to a multispecialty team of care providers in one location can lead to improved outcomes. An enhanced kidney stone program at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, offers comprehensive, streamlined care that can reduce risk for future kidney stone episodes and even chronic kidney disease. <Read more>
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