Effective Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Management for Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause inflammation throughout your digestive tract, includes mainly Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both of these conditions can produce symptoms such as severe diarrhea, fatigue, abdominal pain and weight loss. IBD can be quite debilitating and may cause life-threatening complications. The exact
cause of IBD is still unknown.
Ulcerative colitis causes long-term inflammation and ulcers in the inner lining of the large intestine and rectum. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation anywhere in the lining of your digestive tract, often spreading deeply into the affected tissues. These diseases even affect non-GI systems of the body.
Our first goal in treating your IBD is to reduce the inflammation that’s causing your symptoms. We can bring about long-term remission and produce complete symptom relief. We typically start conservatively with drug therapies before progressing to stronger medications or, in the most serious cases, surgical intervention to remove a portion of the digestive tract.
Stress management and lifestyle modifications can help ease symptoms, too. Like many other diseases and conditions, stress can make IBD worse. Regular exercise, biofeedback and relaxation such as yoga or meditation can really help reduce stress levels and symptoms.
Meet Our Providers
Dr. Victor Araya
Dr. Marie Bailey
Dr. Gerald Bertiger
Dr. Robert Boynton
Dr.Steven L. Nack
Dr. Benjamin W. Raile
Dr. Besma Samdani
Dr. James Taterka
Tanya Carter, MSN, CRNP
Victoria Scheibel, MHS, PA-C
Why Choose Us
Did you know we also provide treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection, gastroparesis and hepatitis C? Do you have gallstones that cause you pain? We’re here to help you.
We use state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical skills and techniques, which include: