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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center

U.S. News - Gastroenterology & GI Surgery - Stanford ChildrensFor both patients and their families, it can be a struggle to weather the health consequences and pain of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Stanford Children’s Health IBD Center is home to a group of leading gastroenterologists and health care specialists who can provide expertise in the diagnosis and management of IBD. Armed with the best available scientific evidence, these experts work with you and your family to diagnose your child and then tailor and maintain a personalized therapy plan.

IBD, an umbrella term for conditions that include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is characterized by inflammation of the intestines. This can cause bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, fatigue and weight loss. Though there is no cure for IBD, there are ways to enhance the long-term health and quality of life for IBD patients.

Thanks to our state-of-the-art facilities and the expertise of our doctors, patients come to us from throughout the United States to seek treatment. We know that IBD can create intense emotional and physical demands on your child. Our team of physicians, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, nurses, educators and surgeons take a multidisciplinary approach to developing an effective therapy plan with your family that takes all of these needs into account.

We also are one of very few providers in the region to offer services such as personalized pharmacotherapy plans and fecal transplants. And because of our relationship with Stanford Health Care, we work closely with our colleagues to ensure a smooth transition of care when your child advances to adulthood.

Our mission statement is as follows: We at Stanford Children’s Health IBD Center first and foremost seek to deliver the highest-quality care for children, adolescents, and young adults and families affected by pediatric Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This high-quality care is evidence-based, supported by and incorporated into our collaborative and innovative research, family-centered, individualized, interdisciplinary in approach, and aimed at optimizing treatment success, whole-person wellness, and quality of life.