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Our Approach to Treating

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Our multidisciplinary team of experts at NYU Langone’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center—Long Island provides highly specialized and advanced care in the diagnosis, treatment, and support of people with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, a condition in which there is chronic or recurring inflammation in the digestive tract.

The two most common types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These two distinct conditions share many of the same symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and fatigue, but they affect different areas of the gastrointestinal tract and often require different treatment.

Dr. David Hudesman and Patient

Gastroenterologist Dr. David Hudesman treats a patient at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

At NYU Langone, our experts take a collaborative approach to your care. They create a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of your needs. Our team includes gastroenterologists, surgeons, nutritionists, radiologists, nurses, and other specialists. Based on the results of diagnostic tests, they personalize your treatment to relieve symptoms and achieve and maintain remission of the disease.

Our physicians understand that IBD can affect your quality of life and no two people experience symptoms in the same way. Our experts partner with you to optimize your treatment and help you manage symptoms long-term.

In addition, NYU Langone gastroenterologists care for children who have IBD through our Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Our gastroenterologists provide comprehensive care for IBD, which may involve prescribing one or more medications to reduce intestinal inflammation and promote healing. They also coordinate your care with IBD surgeons, nutritionists, psychosocial experts, and other services as needed. If surgery is necessary, our specialists often use minimally invasive techniques to remove the damaged sections of the intestines.

Our Research and Education in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.