Conditions

What We Treat

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), is a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. It is often confused with the more common and less severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a syndrome that does not cause inflammation. There are two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. 

Crohn’s disease is an IBD that typically occurs as inflammation in the small intestine, although it can affect any part of the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis is an IBD that produces continued inflammation and ulcers in your large intestine and rectum. As many as 25% of new IBD diagnoses are pediatric cases and require early and regular medical intervention.

Symptoms


  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight Loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Rash
  • Bloody stool

Because symptoms can vary greatly, it is best to be evaluated by a gastrointestinal specialist for diagnosis.

Treatment


The treatment plan may vary based on your specific diagnosis, but can include drugs or surgery to alleviate your symptoms. While there is no cure for IBD, the goal is to prevent future inflammation, which can damage the intestines over time.

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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