Expert help for digestive problems
University of Minnesota Physicians bring expert specialty care to you at Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center. Our specialists are caring and consistently ranked as a top provider in gastroenterology by U.S. News & World Report. Patients like you are enjoying their careful attention and access to our full spectrum of services. These include advanced diagnosis and care, clinical trials and breakthrough treatments.
From simple to rare – we have you covered
Our board-certified physicians have the expertise needed to treat conditions from simple to complex. These range from stomach pain, severe diarrhea, chronic heartburn and indigestion to challenging issues such as Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBD), Crohn's Disease, pancreatic and C. difficile infection.
Leading the way in treating C. difficile
In fact, when it comes to C. difficile, one of the leading doctors to research and use fecal transplants to treat patients with recurrent infections. Alexander Khoruts, MD, a gastroenterologist, has performed more than 150 fecal transplants here in Maple Grove. The transplant is performed during a colonoscopy under light sedation in our Surgery Center. Dr. Khoruts reports a 90 percent success rate for curing patients of this infection with one transplant; the remaining 10 percent of patients are cured after a second transplant.
- Watch a story on KARE11 following a patient through a transplant.
- Read one woman's battle with C. diff
Make an appointment
We can help you feel better. Start by making an appointment with one of our gastroenterologists at Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center by calling 763-898-1000.
Fecal Transplants In the News
- KARE 11 Reporter Jana Shortal followed a patient through her medical journey with C. diff.