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Internationally Acclaimed Staff Offers Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment for IBD

Tired of feeling isolated because of inflammatory bowel disease or IBD? We can help. VCU Health provides the highest level in diagnostics and treatment for IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. We have the most advanced equipment, state of the art treatments and an internationally acclaimed clinical staff with expertise and certifications in a range of specialties.

What are Inflammatory Bowel Diseases?

Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic, intermittent intestinal inflammations that are thought to result from inappropriate responses by the immune system to bacteria normally found in the intestine. Inflammatory bowel diseases include:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis (IC)

Symptoms Can be Persistent Unless Controlled

IBD occurs frequently in young people, with a peak age of onset between ages 15 and 30. The symptoms of IBD are relentless and include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Growth retardation in cases of childhood onset
  • Intestinal bleeding

Why Choose VCU Health for IBD

Because IBD is difficult to diagnose and find the best treatment, here are reasons why patients choose VCU Health for their IBD management:

  • Internationally acclaimed clinical staff: All our staff is specifically trained and board-certified in their specialty.
  • Ongoing clinical trials: We have ongoing clinical trials (30+ at any time) for IBD, liver diseases and other GI conditions. As an academic medical center, we improve patient outcomes with the latest medical advancements in therapies.
  • Advanced fellowships: With GI and liver problems, advanced fellowships are offered. We have five fellows on the NIH research track and because we are a comprehensive academic medical center, we integrate this into patient care. Our physicians take time to explain information clearly and completely so patients leave with a full understanding of their health condition.