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Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic illnesses and children can have symptoms ranging from mild to severe. 

In the past steroids were the mainstays of treatment but have a variety of side effects. Our pediatric gastroenterologists will create an individualized treatment plan based on the severity and location of disease along with patient factors especially growth.

The goal of therapy is for children with IBD to lead normal lives in spite of having a chronic illness.  The treatments include:

  • Medications
  • Enteral therapy
  • Surgery
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Psychological services