At the MedStar Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, we understand that IBD can affect people at any stage of life, disrupting their personal, professional, and social experiences. We work together with our IBD patients to provide them with the best medical and surgical care. Our goals are to:
- Control the disease progression and symptoms
- Prevent disease complications
- Minimize medication side effects
- Achieve the best quality of life
Conditions treated and services offered
The IBD Center treats all types of IBD conditions, including:
Our patients benefit from the full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical approaches to IBD care. We offer high-tech imaging, minimally invasive approaches, the latest prescription medications, and a spectrum of lifestyle and nutrition supports.
For patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, our treatment options include inpatient and outpatient infusion and injection therapy. During infusion therapy, patients are administered a type of drug called a biologic through an IV drip. Biologics target proteins in the body that cause inflammation. When coupled with quality care coordination, infusion options can help patients with moderate to severe IBD successfully treat symptoms, avoid complications of their disease, and potentially reverse the damage caused by inflammation.
How can I participate in a clinical trial for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?
Schedule a visit to discuss whether you qualify for one of our trials in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. 202-719-0761
Watch the video to hear Dr. Mark Mattar explain the difference between IBD, Crohn's disease, and colitis.
Our multidisciplinary inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) team
The MedStar Georgetown IBD Center patients participate in IBD Qorus.
Patients at the IBD Center benefit from a collaborative clinical approach. Gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists come together at multidisciplinary IBD rounds to discuss and review the details of each patient's case and devise the best plan of care. All of the clinicians at these team meetings have specific expertise in managing and treating IBD patients.
The gastroenterologists on our IBD team also work closely with other physicians throughout the MedStar Health network and across clinical specialties, including:
Pediatric Gastroenterology: The Department of Pediatrics at MedStar Health includes a gastroenterology division that cares for children and adolescents with IBD. We ensure that the transition from pediatric care to adult care is progressive and smooth, keeping your records and your care within the same institution.