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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a type of inflammation of the digestive tract that currently affects over one million Americans. It occurs in two main forms: ulcerative colitis and Crohns' disease.

In patients with ulcerative colitis, the inflammation is generally shallow and tends to remain within the colon. Crohn's disease, however, involves a much deeper inflammation that can affect any part of the GI tract. In some cases, Crohns' inflammation can extend all the way from the mouth to the anus.

Treatment for both forms of IBD usually involves medications to control pain and reduce any damage to the GI tract. If medications fail, or the colon experiences precancerous changes, surgery may be required.

At Temple Health Center City, our board-certified gastroenterologists specialize in the treatment of IBD. Patients with IBD concerns have access to one-on-one consultations and a range of medications—all conveniently available at our Center City offices.
To schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist at Temple Health Center City, click here or call 215-707-9900.