Conditions

What We Treat

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can be found anywhere in the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. Crohn's occurs most commonly in the small intestine and causes inflammation in the tissue lining the bowel. Other forms of IBD affect only the top layer of tissue, but Crohn's disease can be found deep in the tissue.

Crohn's disease is a chronic condition. Symptoms can be treated and the disease can go into remission, but there currently is not a cure for Crohn's. There is not a known cause for IBD. It is considered an autoimmune disease, meaning the body's own immune system is responsible for the damage. The longterm consequences of Crohn's disease can be serious and patients should see their gastroenterologists regularly, follow treatment plans closely, and report changes quickly.

Symptoms


  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain (usually in the lower right abdomen)
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Diagnosis

Treatment


There are new treatments for Crohn's disease including medications, infusion therapy, and lifestyle changes. Each patient's treatment is specific to their individual case. If you are experiencing symptoms, it is important to see a gastroenterologist as soon as possible.

Don't suffer in silence. Make an appointment today and let one of our GI specialists provide a personalized diagnosis.

Resources


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

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Whether you are looking for preventative care for colon cancer screening or seeking diagnosis and treatment for a gastrointestinal condition, we can help. We provide consultative and procedural services spanning the full spectrum of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology.

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