Live the Life You Love
It’s difficult to live a life you love when you’re dealing with symptoms of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Uncomfortable symptoms of IBD, like painful abdominal cramping, diarrhea, poor appetite, and fatigue, can make it difficult to keep up your normal routine. We're here to help.
The skilled, empathetic team members at AdventHealth bring expertise and experience to the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, helping you take back control of your digestive health. Some of our hospitals have been recognized as a recipient of One of America's High Performing Hospitals award by U.S. News & World Report for their leading work and patient outcomes in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. From advanced diagnostics to a wide range of IBD treatments — including diet adjustments, medications, and minimally invasive surgeries — our whole-person approach to care means we support your overall wellness, in body, mind, and spirit.
Whole-Person IBD Treatments
- Screenings and Tests for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
When something doesn’t feel right in your digestive system, it can make it more difficult just to get through the day. Putting the right name to this feeling can help you get the care you need. Fortunately, your IBD and its symptoms are highly treatable, and the experienced team at AdventHealth is here to help. The first step is to make an accurate diagnosis based on factors like your symptoms and family history.
If screenings and tests do uncover signs of IBD, our team will be right there at your side, helping you to manage your condition and get you back to the life you were meant to enjoy. Screenings and tests for inflammatory bowel disease include:
- Barium Enema
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan Enteroscopy
- C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test
- MRI of the Abdomen
- Sedimentation Rate
- Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be distressing and uncomfortable, but know you’re not alone. The two main types of IBD, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, affect about one-million Americans, including men and women of all ages. At AdventHealth, your team can help you determine which conditions you’re dealing with, then develop a plan of action. Your IBD symptoms may include:
- Blood in Your Stool
- Loss of Appetite
- Stomach Pain or Cramping
- Sudden and/or Frequent Urges to Use the Bathroom
- Weight Loss
- IBD Treatments From Acclaimed Digestive Specialists
An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) diagnosis can be stressful and even overwhelming, but with the specialists at AdventHealth on your side, you can take the next step forward with confidence. Within our network of care, you'll find hospitals that are nationally acclaimed for their work in diagnosing and treating a wide range of digestive disorders.
For some conditions, we may be able to treat your symptoms with medications, drug therapy, and diet modification alone. As part of our commitment to whole-person health, your AdventHealth team includes dietitians, nutritionists, and gastroenterologists who can help you make changes that will improve your digestive health, while caring for and nurturing your mind and spirit as well. Your IBD treatment plan may include:
- Bowel Resection
- Drainage of Abscesses
- Fecal Transplantation
- Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery
- Intravenous Feeding
Your IBD and symptoms are unique. Your IBD treatment plan will be, too. Depending on your personal needs, your plan may use a combination of options, which may involve surgery. But whatever your health journey, we’ll be there to support you at each and every step.