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Our experience caring for hundreds of patients with inflammatory bowel disease helps us know when to deliver novel treatments. Even if previous treatments failed to relieve your symptoms, our experts specialize in finding new approaches. These include unique combinations of medications, so you can feel better and avoid surgery, if possible.
Treatment for IBD includes therapies to relieve inflammation and help you manage pain and discomfort. Your treatment may include:
Medication: Taking medications can help your intestines heal and decrease the frequency of flare-ups. You may need additional medications to control specific symptoms, such as anti-diarrheal medicine for diarrhea. Learn more about IBD medical management.
Medical nutrition therapy: Certain foods can make your symptoms worse. Our team includes a dedicated nutritionist who specializes in helping patients with inflammatory bowel disease avoid trigger foods. This can help reduce your symptoms, replace lost nutrients and help your intestines heal. Learn more about our Nutrition Services.
Parenteral nutrition: This involves getting extra nutrition from special fluids you receive through a catheter (a thin, spaghetti-like tube) in your vein. Total parenteral nutrition can help you if your intestines need time to heal or your stomach has lost its ability to absorb nutrients from food taken by mouth.
Surgery: In rare cases, you may need surgery to repair or remove a portion of your gastrointestinal tract if other treatments are not successful.
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