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UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

With Regard to COVID-19:

The UPMC IBD Center does not recommend any changes to your current treatment plan. Continue to take your medication, and call the office if you feel ill.

It is safe to make an appointment for a procedure, office visit, or treatment. Your safety is our top priority when you visit. We have updated our facility policies to provide necessary protection to patients and staff, rolling out extensive precautions. Learn more.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a set of chronic conditions, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, that cause inflammation in the digestive tract, mainly in the intestine. It is a chronic, life-long condition.

If you have IBD, you may experience painful symptoms, including:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss

You are not alone. Nearly 1.6 million Americans live with IBD. But each patient has a different journey and reacts to treatments differently, making it important for you to access the best possible care.

Learn about IBD support groups

At the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, our gastroenterologists specialize in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease and are prepared to help you no matter the severity of your condition. That level of focus means that we have extensive expertise treating IBD and its symptoms. Our center also includes experts in nutrition and behavioral health who specialize in IBD, allowing us to work with you to develop a highly personalized treatment plan.

UPMC Health Plan members have access to UPMC Total Care-IBD. The nation's first patient-centered, multidisciplinary program for people with IBD, UPMC Total Care-IBD provides UPMC Health Plan patients with enhanced access to their IBD specialist and other health care professionals, as well as a full spectrum of support services. To learn more about the program, call 412-647-2183.

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To schedule an appointment at the UPMC IBD Center, call 412-647-4194 or fill out our online contact form.

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We are dedicated to keeping you informed about evidence-based care for IBD, including:

  • New treatments and clinical trials
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At the UPMC IBD Center, we treat a full range of IBD conditions. We help patients live with a higher quality of life through compassionate, multidisciplinary care.