The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program at Rush offers patients with Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis and pouchitis with comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to diagnose and manage their disease.
Patients who come for diagnosis undergo a comprehensive evaluation, including a physician examination and diagnostic tests – including blood and stool test and colonoscopy. Our practice has a dedicated gastrointestinal pathologist who is skilled in diagnosing Crohn's and ulcerative colitis in patients.
Patients who are interested in receiving a second opinion for their diagnosis are encouraged to call our office for an appointment. Our IBD experts are available to review your medical history, tests and pathology to evaluate your current diagnosis.
Treatment and management services
We offer our patients access to the most innovative treatments for the day-to-day management of IBD:
Infusion and injection services
Our program has an on-site infusion room for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Open Monday through Friday, our infusion room is staffed by our IBD nurses and offers patients with the opportunity to receive their Remicade or Tysabri infusion with staff that understand the importance of watching for reactions and problems. We also offer B-12 injections and injection instruction for patients prescribed with Humira. Learn more about IBD infusion services.
Complementary and alternative treatments
As part of our comprehensive IBD program, we offer patients access to complementary and alternative treatments for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Additionally, our IBD physicians are currently assessing the impact of diet and stress to reduce flares.
Supportive and educational services
Rush offers the only IBD support group in Chicago endorsed by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Our bimonthly support group, facilitated by a psychologist with expertise in GI disorders, is held on the second Tuesday of every other month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. See our Crohn's and Colitis support group page for more information.
For Appointments or More Information
To make an appointment with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Rush, or for more information, please contact our office at (312) 942-1414.