Comprehensive care for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
We look forward to providing you with professional inflammatory bowel disease treatment in Dallas and Lubbock in a friendly and welcoming environment. We are a member of Baylor Scott & White Health. We work closely with Baylor Scott & White North Texas Colon and Rectal Associates to bring you comprehensive IBD care.
Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.
Aetna - (2)Aetna Signature AdministratorsMedicare Advantage Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield - (9)Blue Advantage HMOBlue Choice PPOBlue EssentialsBlue PremierBlue Premier Open Access HMOIndemnityMedicare Advantage - OncorParPlanTraditional
Cigna - (4)LocalPlusOpen Access PlusChildren's Medical Center Employee PlanCity of Dallas Employee Plan
DFW ConnectedCare - (1)American Airlines Employee Benefit Plan
Healthscope - (2)DART ACO FlexDART ACO Flex Plus
HealthSmart - (2)ACCEL NetworkPreferred Network
Humana - (4)ChoiceCareCommercial PPO PlansNational POSHumana Preferred
Parkland Community Health Plan - (2)CHIP MedicaidHealthFirst Medicaid
Scott & White Health Plan - (16)2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA2019 BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQACigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member PlanEPO Network - GroupEPO Network - Individual/FamilyHMO Network - GroupHMO Network - Individual/FamilyMcLane Group NetworkPHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member PlanPPO Choice NetworkPPO Choice Preferred NetworkPPO Network - GroupSeniorCare Advantage HMOSeniorCare Advantage PPOTexas Statewide PPOTRS - Active Care Participants Network
Superior - (1)STAR+PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - (3)Medicare/Medicaid Dual Needs Plan: Advantage HMO SNPMedicare/Medicaid PlanSTAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - (2)Nexus ACO OANexusACO R
University Mary Hardin-Baylor - (1)Employee Benefit Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases offers expertise and IDB treatment options conveniently located near you.
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which chronic inflammation causes damage to the gastrointestinal tract, typically the small intestine and/or the colon. There is no medical or surgical cure for Crohn's disease at the present time.Learn more about Crohn's disease
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
We perform a variety of procedures to diagnosis and monitor the digestive tract:
- Capsule study
- Upper endoscopy (EGD)
In addition, we offer infusion therapies to manage symptoms:
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which inflammation causes damage to the large intestine—the colon and rectum. It is a chronic disease without medical cure at the present time.Learn more about ulcerative colitis
Other payment options:
At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of customer service representatives and financial counselors are here to help you find financial solutions that can help cover your cost of care. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time before, during or after care is received.
You may bring these to your appointment.
We need this form as soon as possible in order to request your medical records from other providers involved in your care. If our office does not receive this form in a timely manner, then our office will be unable to obtain medical records relating to your condition. In order for your appointment to run smoothly and in a timely manner we require having medical records prior to appointment. If we do not receive your release of information in a timely manner we will, unfortunately, have to reschedule your appointment.
The assessment is detailed, but it is so we can provide the best care to you. Please take your time filling this form out, and give us as much detail as you need to. Themistocles Dassopoulos, MD, requires that the health assessment is done prior to you coming in for your appointment. Dr. Dassopoulos will evaluate your history and present-day symptoms to prepare for your upcoming visit.
- Capsule study prep
- Colonoscopy prep
- How to take Prepopik for colonoscopy
- How to take MoviPrep for colonoscopy
- Upper endoscopy (EGD) prep
Where to go for procedures
Truett Hospital, First Floor
Baylor University Medical Center Campus
Crohn's Disease Life Expectancy
Dr. Dassopoulos was recently interviewed by US News and World Report on the topic of mortality of Crohn's disease. Dr. Dassopoulos emphasized that the life span of individuals suffering from Crohn's disease is essentially the same as that of the general population.
IBS and IBD: More Than Just Tummy Trouble
Listen to Dr. Dassopoulos on KERA, Vital Signs series, explain the differences between IBS and IBD.
Ask the Expert: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Part 1)
Dr Dassopoulos discusses the differences between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Watch the video
Ask the Expert: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Part 2)
Dr. Dassopoulos educates on the most common symptoms, causes and therapies of IBD.
Watch the video
Pharmaceutical companies offer patient assistance programs which provide assistance to those who need financial support in paying for their medication. Please note, these programs usually apply to those who are uninsured. To find information on various patient assistance programs providing assistance for specific medication, the links are:
BSWH patient education
Baylor Scott & White Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases conducts a number of ongoing research studies that may benefit you, including clinical trials of medications that hold the promise of improving the health of patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. To learn more, contact the Dallas clinical trials office at 214.818.9688.
The Center for IBD Research performs cutting-edge, impactful translational and basic research on IBD to improve our understanding of the disease and develop better treatments.
- Inflammatory bowel diseases and autophagy
- Crohn’s disease of the ileum
- Barrier function of the intestinal epithelium
- Colitis-associated colorectal cancer
- Intestinal stem cell responses to inflammation and diet
- Arianne L. Theiss, PhD, Research Director
- Themistocles Dassopoulos, MD, Medical Director
- Jie Han, MD, MS
A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-and Active-Controlled, Treat-Through Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Mirikizumab in Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease
A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Efficacy Assessor-Blinded study of Risankizumab Compared to Ustekinumab for the Treatment of Adult Subjects With Moderate to Severe Crohn’s Disease who have failed anti-TNF therapy
A Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Upadacitinib (ABT-494) in Subjects With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease Who Have Inadequately Responded to or Are Intolerant to Conventional Therapies But Have Not Failed Biologic Therapy