Best or Top Hospital for Ulcerative Colitis

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   Posted 9/12/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know of what hospital out there is the best to go to?
We live in Missouri but would go anywhere in the world.

Post Edited (carrotjuice) : 9/12/2007 1:14:35 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/12/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
There are several but the one closest to you is the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

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   Posted 9/13/2007 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
What about in NY? I live in the Syracuse area

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   Posted 9/13/2007 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Either Mount Sinai in NYC, the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, and there is a couple of good hospitals in Boston. When I was at Mount Sinai (for 10 days) one of the nights that I was there I had a roomate who was from the Syracuse Area.

Here is a list of the top GI hospitals in the Country

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   Posted 9/14/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you

i did some research myself and found these hospitals as the best for treating ibd

mayo clinic
cleveland clinic
virginia mason
johns hopkins

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   Posted 9/14/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I am fortunate enough to live in Cleveland, and I would recommend the Cleveland Clinic to anyone. My Dr. there is Bo Shen. He is phenomenal - one of the best in the world. I truly believe that he has saved my life.

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   Posted 9/14/2007 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Carrotjuice- is that Virginia Mason in Seattle? If it is WOW> Can you tell me where you found the information about it? I live in Seattle but go to a different clinic system. I'll have to check it out and see if my doc has privileges there.
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