Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center At BMC
Do you suffer from Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects all layers of the gastrointestinal tract. The symptoms include stomach pains, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and fever.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the inner lining of the colon or rectum. This can lead to looser and more urgent bowel movements, diarrhea, bloody stool, and abdominal pain.
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Boston Medical Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to provide ongoing care to people suffering from IBD. The team of physicians, gastroenterologists, surgeons, pathologist, radiologists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, acupuncturist, dermatologist and psychiatrists are all on hand to help manage each patient.
Our team of renowned physicians and medical staff work with patients to better manage their symptoms. They are dedicated to studying, diagnosing, and treating patients using advanced technology and medical techniques.
"We have a diverse group of providers across multiple specialties working as a team, including OB/GYN expertise for the pregnant IBD patient and anorectal/pelvic floor experts for those patients with incontinence issues,” says Hannah Miller, MD, Medical Co-Director of IBD Center.
At the Center, patients can take advantage of a number of services. A registered dietitian can create a specialized meal plan to help patients control their disease. A patient looking into using alternative medicine to control their symptoms of IBD, can benefit from acupuncture.
Physiologists at the Center provide mental health services in which patients can talk about their issues/concerns. And, patients who have an ostomy can attend support groups around Boston and meet with other patients who are going through the same thing.
"Exciting advances in the treatment of IBD offer new options for patients that can control and heal inflammation in the intestines and markedly improve quality of life for patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease," says Dr. Francis Farraye, Medical Director of the IBD Center.
To learn more about the IBD Center, visit bmc.org/IBD
To schedule your appointment today, call 617-638-6116. All new patients will be seen within 2 weeks.