Patient Research

Research Department Hotline

612-870-5599

 

Minnesota Gastroenterology patients are some of the first to receive new gastrointestinal (GI) therapies and treatments, many of which are available only through clinical research studies.

Our studies target conditions of the upper and lower GI tract and are conducted under the supervision of a highly experienced research team. Team members include gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and clinical research coordinators. Patient participants are provided with consistent, comprehensive medical care throughout the study process.

Research studies can vary in length and use a variety of techniques to gather required information, such as surveys and questionnaires. Patient responses to experimental medications, devices and procedures are routinely measured to determine their effectiveness in eliminating or reducing specific GI symptoms.

Personal benefits, such as access to free experimental drugs, devices and procedures, are of interest to many patients. Others participate because they wish to further the understanding of certain GI conditions, diseases or treatments.