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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.

Insurances accepted

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurance to ensure your health needs are covered.

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Medical services


Baylor Scott & White Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases offers expertise and IBD treatment options conveniently located near you.

Crohn's disease

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

Digestive diseases

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
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)

In addition, we offer infusion therapies to manage symptoms:

Ulcerative colitis

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

Pay bill

Baylor Scott & White Health is pleased to offer you multiple options to pay your bill. View our guide to understand your Baylor Scott & White billing statement.

We offer two online payment options:

Other payment options:

  • Pay by mail

    To ensure that your payment is correctly applied to your account, detach the slip from your Baylor Scott & White billing statement and return the slip with your payment. If paying by check or money order, include your account number on the check or money order.

    Please mail the payment to the address listed on your statement.

  • Pay by phone

    Payments to HTPN can be made over the phone with our automated phone payment system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All payments made via the automated phone payment system will post the next business day. Please call 1.866.377.1650.

    If you need to speak to someone about a bill from a Baylor Scott & White Hospital, our Customer Service department is available to take payments over the phone from Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and can be reached at 1.800.994.0371.

  • Pay in person

    Payments can be made in person at the facility where you received services.

Financial assistance

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 team member before, during or after care is received.

View financial assistance options

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Patient forms

To ensure that your visit to our office is as convenient and efficient as possible, we are pleased to offer our registration forms online. The patient registration form may be completed electronically and printed for better legibility or completed manually.

Patient education and resources


Procedure prep

Where to go for procedures

GI/Endoscopy Lab
Truett Hospital, First Floor
Baylor University Medical Center Campus

3501 Junius St
Dallas, TX 75246

News and media

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.
Read article

IBS and IBD: More Than Just Tummy Trouble
Listen to Dr. Dassopoulos on KERA, Vital Signs series, explain the differences between IBS and IBD.
Read article

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

Medication cost assistance

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:

Research and clinical trials


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.

Research overview

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

Dr. Theiss published an article on factors driving inflammation progression to cancer.


  • Arianne L. Theiss, PhD, Research Director
  • Themistocles Dassopoulos, MD, Medical Director
  • Jie Han, MD, MS