Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two main types of IBD. The cause of IBD is unknown and there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis, however, can be cured with surgery.

Patients with IBD are initially treated with medications by their gastroenterologist, but often need surgery when the disease progresses or complications develop.

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Surgery for IBD

We understand that many patients are concerned about needing surgery for their IBD. Surgery for IBD can be complex and naturally patients want the best possible outcomes. Our surgeons are experts in taking care of patients who need surgery for their IBD. We perform all the necessary surgeries to treat IBD including:

  • Small bowel and colon resections
  • Bowel preserving strictureplasties
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA)
  • Surgical treatment of abscesses and fistulas

We perform the majority of our procedures using minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain, time in the hospital and get patients back to work as soon as possible.

Please don’t hesitate to call our office if you have any questions about surgery for IBD: (971) 254-9884.

 

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