Treatments for Crohn's Disease

Your Treatment Begins Here

Crohn’s disease will always require management. Treatments for Crohn's will vary based on how you're feeling: whether you are in remission or your disease is progressing. Our relationship with you remains central as we plan, touch base and tweak your care. If you're new to Crohn's or are wondering if there's anything else you can do to feel better, start with Spectrum Health. 

Treatments We Provide

Bowel Rest

Taking a break from eating and sometimes drinking can give you a chance to heal. You’ll work with your doctor to get intravenous nutrition during bowel rest.

Diet and Nutrition Counseling

Our dietitians will work with your doctor to get your diet to cooperate with your condition. We will help identify trigger foods to avoid while helping you enjoy meals.


Stronger medicines are delivered through a catheter or intravenously to treat Crohn's symptoms, especially when other medicines are no longer effective.

Nutritional Supplements

For some people, Crohn’s makes it difficult to get enough nutrition from diet alone. Nutritional supplements can be an important part of managing care.


Up to 20 percent of people with Crohn's disease will need surgery. Surgeries don’t cure Crohn’s but they do fix problems like a blocked intestine, bleeding, tears or abscesses.