Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is inflammation of the digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract and typically involves the small bowel in those who have the disease.

Our team offers experiences, coordinated care from providers who specialize in disorders of the digestive tract. We have an inflammatory bowel disease clinic that delivers comprehensive clinical care to those with crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by providing access to a highly trained team of experts in IBD management. There are personalized treatments through clinical trials and delivering the latest IBD-related information through education.

Treatment options

Crohn’s disease will always require management. The typical treatment includes medication, but will vary based on your care needs. Treatments for Crohn’s disease will vary based on how you’re feeling; whether in remission or if the disease is progressing. Our team works with you through any transition for your continued care.

Bowel rest
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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
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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.

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

Nutritional supplements
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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.

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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.

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