How is inflammatory bowel disease treated?
We treat IBD in a variety of ways depending on severity. Medication is the most common form of treatment. There are several types of medication, and we select the best fit based on your child’s specific needs. Because IBD is a chronic condition, children often continue with medication through adulthood.
Good nutrition is also important for treatment of IBD, and our pediatric dietitians help you and your child learn to maintain a healthy diet.
In severe cases of IBD, your child’s treatment plan may recommend surgery. Our pediatric IBD surgeons are experts in their field.
And finally, our digestive specialists continually evaluate new treatment methods and therapies for IBD in children through participation in clinical trials and research studies.
Why choose Children’s Colorado for inflammatory bowel disease treatment?
At the Digestive Health Institute our expertise and innovative approach to care is nationally renowned. Our Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is the only program in the region that participates in the ImproveCareNow collaborative, a community where patients, parents, clinicians and researchers work together to improve the lives of children with IBD.
We’re also the only program in the region that offers a multidisciplinary treatment approach. This means our team includes experts from several different areas of medicine. Board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists, advance practice nurses, nurse coordinators, clinical social workers, dietitians, pediatric radiologists, surgeons, dermatologists, endocrinologists, psychologists and child life specialists equip patients and their families with the information and skills needed to manage IBD long term.