M Health Fairview is offering the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 5 years old and older. We also offer booster doses for some groups. Scheduling instructions vary based on age.

Digestive & Liver Care

Digestive, gastrointestinal, and liver diseases can involve many areas of the body. That’s why it’s important to seek experts who can pinpoint the cause of your symptoms and provide the proper treatment.
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M Health Fairview doctors diagnose and treat digestive conditions ranging from simple to complex, including disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts.

The same doctors you see in our clinics are nationally recognized for their research and advancement in treating many gastrointestinal conditions.

M Health Fairview 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.

And like digestive and gastrointestinal issues, diseases of the liver can be serious and often require urgent and specialized attention. As a patient of the Liver Program at University of Minnesota Medical Center, you will meet with one of our liver doctors. All of our liver specialists have fellowship training in liver diseases. Our physicians are the best specialists in town. We believe a team approach provides the best care for patients, and our doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses work closely together to provide each patient with the care he or she needs. We look forward to providing unsurpassed care for anyone whose life is touched by liver disease.

We offer leading, innovative care for diseases and disorders of the liver and its associated organs. Our comprehensive multidisciplinary approach is vital in addressing issues of this organ--which is central to nearly all body functions. We offer the full spectrum of care including diagnosis, medical management, procedural intervention, surgical intervention, evaluation for liver transplantation, post-transplantation care, clinical trials and follow-up care. Whether you have cirrhosis, hepatitis C, liver cancer, an undiagnosed liver mass, abnormal liver tests or any other liver condition: we have the expertise to help you. Our clinical services in liver care are extensive and our multidisciplinary approach to assessing and developing patient care plans allows for appropriate, targeted interventions to fit the needs of the patient and maximize best-possible outcomes.

University of Minnesota opens first of its kind clinical trial to treat metastatic GI cancers using CRISPR genetic engineering

A Phase II clinical trial has recently opened and has begun enrolling patients at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center. This trial will utilize CRISPR genetic engineering to design a treatment for metastatic gastrointestinal solid tumor cancer. To date, CAR-T and other cell therapies such as natural killer cells have shown promising results in liquid tumors, but there have been no effective treatments developed for the treatment of solid tumor cancers.
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Conditions & Treatments

  • Achalasia

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Achalasia, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Airway Clearance Therapies

    Airway clearance therapies help people manage the symptoms of cystic fibrosis and other lung conditions. Airway clearance therapies can take a variety of forms, but all are easy to perform and involve coughing or huffing ─ taking a breath and holding it, then actively exhaling.

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Anal Cancer

    Anal cancer is rare and often confused with colon or rectal cancers. Anal cancer occurs in the last two inches of the large intestine, where stool leaves your body. Symptoms include bleeding, pain, lumps, itching and discharge.

  • Anemia Medication Monitoring

    Anemia medication monitoring is a service offered to patients who are receiving treatment for anemia. Once referred to our services, a pharmacist will work with you to help you get the best results with your anemia therapy.

  • Ano-Rectal Manometry Study

    Ano-rectal manometry is a special test to determine the strength of the muscles in the rectum and anus. Some reasons why you may need a Ano-rectal manometry: constipation, inability to control when the poop comes out, and to rule out Hirschsprung’s disease.

  • Antro-Duodenal Manometry Study

    Antro-duodenal manometry is a special test to determine the strength and coordination of the muscles in your stomach and beginning of the small intestine. Some reasons why you may need a study: severe nausea and/or vomiting, concerns for gastroparesis, retching and/or belching.

  • Ascites

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Ascites, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis

    M Health Fairview is committed to treating Autoimmune Hepatitis, and all health issues that arise in our lives, with personalized, breakthrough care.