Intestinal Rehabilitation at the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
At certain points during treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), we may prescribe resting of the digestive tract and supplemental nutrition, so your digestive system has time to heal.
The UPMC Nutrition Support Program is one of the top services in the United States offering enteral feeding (through an endoscopically placed tube) and parenteral feeding (intravenously) to manage nutritional deficiencies.
Most often, these nutritional measures are temporary and allow:
- Proper nutritional support
- Control of inflammation
- Intestinal rehabilitation