Highlights of Our Services and Programs
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a general term for disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. These disorders, and related conditions, include:
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Microscopic colitis
Your care will be handled by our team at the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease — part of the Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute. Our specialists will develop a treatment plan unique to you and your disease. Among the services we provide:
- Comprehensive medical treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
- Diagnostic testing
- State-of-the-art endoscopic therapy
- Nutrition/diet plans
- Psychological support
Programs for IBD
- Pediatric to adult transition program: Helping children make the transition from pediatric to adult-centered care can be a challenge. Considering that 25 percent of IBD patients are diagnosed before the age of 20, this is an important consideration to address. We’ve launched a “transition clinic” to ease this transition. The program works with patients starting at about age 14 and continues until 18 to 20. As soon as pediatric patients are deemed ready to begin the transition, they enter a period of joint care between their pediatrician and our team of adult care specialists. This team approach continues until the young patient develops the maturity to take over responsibility for their own care.
- Womens health and IBD clinic: The clinic provides pre-conception, pregnancy and post-partum care for patients with IBD in collaboration with a maternal fetal medicine specialist.
- J-pouch clinic: The clinic provides tools and expertise to help J-pouch patients with routine postoperative care as well as support for those dealing with troublesome symptoms.
- Telemedicine: The program will allow you to meet with your health provider or get a second opinion online.