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First grade is a time rich in reading, writing and recess. But for Kimberlee Roy, first grade was far from a jovial time.Read More
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 14 years old, a lot changed for Megan. But her diagnosis was just the beginning of her journey.Read More
Gassen, a native of Bahrain, a small island country east of Saudi Arabia, has been receiving treatment at Boston Children’s for a rare and debilitating condition called very early onset (VEO) inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).Read More
Mark says his love of the great outdoors and his quest to climb new personal heights has never been overshadowed by ulcerative colitis.Read More
Florida teen, Baylar’s search for a pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialist led her to Boston Children's Hospital.Read More
Orlando native and Harvard student Danielle offers six tips for managing IBD for college-age Crohn’s and colitis patients.Read More
During my senior year of high school, my appendix ruptured. I felt sick off and on for weeks, but it took almost two months before my symptoms got so bad that I needed to see a doctor.Read More
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Boston Children's Hospital is one of the most heavily referred to centers in the world when it comes to diagnosing and treating children with Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. Our team includes IBD and childcare specialists, each with a unique role in providing care to make treatment as easy as possible for young patients and their families.
"Our goal is to get patients to the point where their IBD is just a detail in their life; it's not what's ruling their life. Since this is a chronic illness, we become very close to families and I think developing this close personal relationship is also part of what we offer."
Naamah Zitomersky, MD
Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Our team of physicians and nurse practitioners recently created this IBD eBook, Living with IBD, with school-aged children in mind. It is complete with easy-to-understand information about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including helpful video links.
Whether you (or your patient) has been recently diagnosed, or is seeking a second opinion, the eBook clearly explains:
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What is IBD?
Inflammatory bowel disease, often refereed to as IBD, is a term for inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The main forms of IBD are Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, and are considered autoimmune diseases, where the body’s immune system attacks elements of the digestive system.
Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes:
While treating children and teens with IBD is a big part of our mission, we're also committed to researching the biological causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. By better understanding what causes these conditions—and closely studying the precise ways they affect the body—our team can provide the top care for our patients, informed by the most up-to-date research and clinical knowledge.
With so many experts working side-by-side—all with a deep understanding of IBD's causes, clinical progression and treatment—the team at Boston Children's Inflammatory Bowel Disease is often able to properly diagnose and treat patients who couldn't be helped at other medical centers. And because of our center's size and collective years of experience, the treatment we offer is coordinated quickly and efficiently, getting life back to normal for your child and family, as soon as possible.
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Patients at Boston Children's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center don't just see a doctor—a complete team of specialists is involved in their treatment so that our patients benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of an entire group of experts.
When you make an appointment at Boston Children's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center you and your child have access to:
Our knowledgeable and well-staffed team routinely cares for children who are referred from other hospitals because their cases are difficult to treat or their symptoms haven't been managed as well as hoped. Our group uses their collective knowledge, and the latest technology and treatments, to help get the disease under control and improve the health of these patients.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”