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An accurate diagnosis is essential to being able to provide the best care for IBD patients. IBD is a complex condition and sometimes a diagnosis can take time. Some conditions may symptomatically mimic IBD, and doctors need to rule out other possible causes of symptoms. Our skilled team of experts specialize in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease based on individual symptoms, clinical assessment and evaluation of test results.
Our IBD Program offers a variety of specialized diagnostic tests to help us properly assess the condition, including:
During these procedures, tissue samples can be obtained and analyzed in the lab for accurate diagnosis.
Capsule endoscopy: A test that involves swallowing a pill-shaped wireless camera. The camera takes pictures of the inside of the entire digestive tract and can help see areas of the bowel that are not visibly accessible through a regular endoscopy.
Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE): A non-invasive imaging test that takes pictures of the digestive tract, allowing physicians to identify abnormalities in the bowel.
CT scan: An imaging test that produces images of the organs and can detect complications of IBD, such as intestinal blockages.
There are many approaches to treating and managing IBD. These include:
Treatment of IBD involves several teams of caregivers working together to provide comprehensive and holistic care for our patients. Members of the team include: