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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an inflammation of the digestive tract that currently affects over one million Americans.

IBD is usually defined as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, depending on the depth and location of the inflammation. In ulcerative colitis, the inflammation is shallow and does not extend beyond the colon. In Crohn's disease, the inflammation is deeper and can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus.

Treatment involves medications for controlling pain, reducing inflammation, and protecting the GI tract from damage. Surgery may be necessary if medications are not effective, or if the colon undergoes precancerous changes.

At Temple Health Ft. Washington, our fellowship-trained gastroenterologists are highly experienced in treating IBD. They offer one-on-one consultations, medication management and ongoing monitoring—all at our convenient Fort Washington location.

To schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist at Temple Health Ft. Washington, click here or call 215-540-0120.

 Left to right: Frank K. Friedenberg, MD, MS (Epi); Robin D. Rothstein, MD; Brenda J. Horwitz, MD; Adam C. Ehrlich, MD, MPH