Gastroenterology and IBD
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a chronic inflammation in the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The main types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis causes chronic inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the colon and rectum. Crohn’s disease typically causes chronic inflammation in the lining and wall of the small intestine and sometimes in the colon, rectum and anus.
Although IBD can be a lifelong condition, many treatments can help manage inflammation, relieve symptoms and minimize flare-ups and complications. Treatments include anti-inflammatory medications, drugs that suppress the immune system, antibiotics, nutritional supplements and surgery.
Expert care for IBD
At Providence, our team can help diagnose and manage IBD, offering a range of treatment options, tailored to your condition. Our network of providers is highly respected across the state for their expertise and many are national leaders in the field of IBD.
Why choose Providence?
As a patient at the Digestive Health Institute, you will benefit from:
- Award-winning patient experience and gastroenterology care*
- Advanced diagnostic tools and proven medical and surgical treatments
- Care for the most complex issues associated with IBD, with weekly multispecialty case reviews
- A compassionate, integrated and seamless approach to care
- A team with the most experience with endoscopic procedures in the state
- Dedicated nutritional services
- “Enhanced recovery after surgery” steps to optimize surgical results
- Groundbreaking research and clinical trials
* Providence St. Vincent Medical Center was named Top 5 in the State for Gastroenterology Care from Healthgrades®