Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a group of long-term, chronic intestinal disorders, can be uncomfortable and painful. These disorders, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can disrupt your daily routine and affect your quality of life.
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides comprehensive care and management for IBD. Our specialists work together to offer you long-term relief for your IBD symptoms, to minimize flare-ups and to help you achieve longer periods of remission.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Vanderbilt Gastroenterology and GI Surgery among the top programs in the nation.
Vanderbilt has the only dedicated clinic that exclusively treats IBD in the Southeast region. This means our doctors offer a unique level of knowledge and skill to treat your IBD.
Our gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons work closely with nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists to provide the comprehensive care you need.
Our team compassionately guides you through your diagnosis and treatment. We work together to review your test results and develop a personalized care plan to meet your unique needs. If necessary, we can quickly refer you to a colorectal surgeon or other specialists.
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Our dedicated specialty pharmacists and administrative staff can help you easily and quickly obtain your prescriptions. We also offer access to the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, which uses research-based therapies to complement your treatment.
Smoking can aggravate your Crohn’s disease symptoms. Our team can guide you to resources to help you quit smoking.
We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to contact your care team 24/7, schedule appointments, manage medications and access your medical records.
We offer a full range of treatment options to help you manage the symptoms of your IBD. We will discuss different treatment options with you, which may include: