How is ulcerative colitis treated?
We treat ulcerative colitis in a variety of ways depending on the severity of your child’s case. In general, our treatment methods work to decrease inflammation and repair damage to the large intestine.
Medication treatment is most common. There are several medication options, and we make a recommendation based on specific factors of your child’s condition. Ulcerative colitis is chronic, which means your child will likely need to stay on medication for the rest of their life. Proper monitoring and dosing are important. If the disease remains persistent, surgery may be necessary to remove the large intestine.
Our digestive specialists perform research and participate in clinical trials to evaluate new treatments for ulcerative colitis in children, meaning we have access to the most innovative treatments available.
Why choose us to treat your child’s ulcerative colitis?
Our team includes experts from several different areas of medicine. Board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists, advance practice nurses, nurse coordinators, clinical social workers, dieticians, pediatric radiologists, surgeons, dermatologists, endocrinologists, psychologists and child life specialists work together to provide seamless care for children diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. In fact, our Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is the only program in the region to provide this multidisciplinary approach to care.
We’re also the only program that participates in the ImproveCareNow collaborative, a community of patients, parents, clinicians and researchers who are dedicated to improving the lives of children with ulcerative colitis and other types of IBD. Our expertise and innovative approach to care is nationally renowned, and we’re equipped to provide patients and their families with the information and skills needed to successfully manage ulcerative colitis throughout childhood.