Integrated Treatment Approach for Adults and Children
The Iowa Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center (IBD Center) offers integrated patient-centered care for adult and pediatric patients in need of treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The Iowa IBD Center is a collaborative initiative of the Iowa Digestive Disease Center, the Colorectal Surgeons of the Iowa Clinic, the Children’s Center at Mercy Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic.
The Center offers a complete array of services from diagnosis to treatment programs, surgical procedures and follow-up care. The IBD Center staff consults with referring primary care physicians, general surgeons and gastroenterologists. Together we work to develop an individualized plan for comprehensive disease management so patients can gain control of their disease.
With 70 years of combined expertise in treating patients with IBD, the Center offers adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, as well as colorectal and pediatric surgeons to provide specialized treatment programs for patients. Services and scheduling are centralized to meet a patient or family’s needs. Each patient will receive a complete evaluation including:
- Patient interview
- Physical examination
- Laboratory and diagnostic testing to stage disease extent and activity
- Discussion of surgical options when necessary
- Access to a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to disease management
The Iowa IBD Center uses services at the Iowa Digestive Disease Center, the Iowa Clinic Colorectal Surgery Clinic and the Children’s Center at Mercy Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic. The Center provides patients access to state-of-the-art endoscopic procedures and radiologic imaging studies to visually examine and stage disease activity.