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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

When you are dealing with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, you often experience symptoms that interfere with daily life. From chronic pain, tiredness and lack of proper nutrition, to worrying about what you can eat at a party and where the nearest restroom is, IBD may be constantly on your mind.

With careful management, our team can help you reduce the effects and symptoms of IBD to give you the best possible quality of life. Temple’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program specializes in providing comprehensive care for adults with these chronic conditions. 

Advanced Options to Help You Find Relief

The advanced diagnostic procedures available at the Temple Digestive Disease Center help us guide your treatment — but first we listen to your needs, worries and priorities so we can tailor a plan to your goals. As a patient in Temple’s IBD Program, you have access to leading-edge treatment options, including new anti-inflammatory and biologic therapies that have helped our patients achieve long-term remission.

If tissue in your digestive tract is damaged and needs to be removed, Temple’s gastrointestinal surgeons offer experience with many techniques, including minimally invasive options, that may help to reduce side effects, speed recovery and preserve as much healthy tissue as possible.

Our experienced, board-certified specialists also partner with your other care providers to stay on top of your symptoms and responsively adjust your care. We are here to support patients at all stages and with all the decisions involved in managing IBD.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis involve chronic (long-term) inflammation in the digestive tract. This inflammation can result in long-term problems with the digestive tract as well as active symptoms. Temple’s IBD Program helps patients manage these conditions, along with the symptoms that result.

Multiple Specialties, Focused Experience

  • Temple specialists have advanced training and years of experience in treating all forms and severities of IBD. Our team includes gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, ostomy nurses, rheumatologists, dermatologists, radiologists, Ob/Gyns, cancer specialists, and infectious disease specialists.

  • Our physicians have been named among the Best Doctors in America®, and Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors.

New Therapies in Development

The Temple IBD Program constantly monitors the development of new therapies and biologics. Our team is involved in clinical trials to develop innovative therapies that may not be available to the general population.

Find a doctor near you, request an appointment, or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536).