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​​​​​​​​​Overview of Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is a chronic condition that may recur at various times over a lifetime. It usually involves the small intestine, and in some cases, both the small and large intestine are affected. Sometimes, inflammation may also affect the entire digestive tract, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, appendix or anus.

Crohn's Disease Treatment

Crohn's disease is a chronic illness meaning it is treatable but not curable. Our team's goal is to control your symptoms and put the disease in remission. The usual goals of treatment are to control nutritional deficiencies, control inflammation and relieve abdominal pain, diarrhea and bleeding.

Treatment plans for patients will be determi​ned by their care team based on age, medical history, type of Crohn's disease and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Medicine
  • Diet Supplements​
  • Surgery
    • Drainage of abscesses
    • Ostomy​
    • Ileostomy​
    • Colostomy​
    • Ileoanal reservoir surgery
  • Clinical Trials (when appropriate)​

Specialized Centers for Crohn's Disease Care​​

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center located in the Scott & White Clinic – Temple, is focused on providing you medical and surgical options to help make living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis easier.​

The Baylor Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease​ at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health specializes in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.​

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