We offer same-day appointments so you can get the specialized care and treatments needed to help you achieve remission for inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.
Among the Best in the U.S. for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center as one of the country's best hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery.
The Rush Approach to Crohn's Disease and Colitis Care
IBD flare-ups can seriously disrupt your life, and we want to help you get back to a normal routine. Our goal is to understand your unique needs and help you take control of your symptoms.
Our gastroenterologists and surgeons take a team-based approach to care with support from the following:
- A dietitian who can help you find a diet to reduce flare-ups and ensure you get the nutrition you need
- A psychologist who helps you cope with the challenges of living with IBD
- A specialized IBD pharmacist to manage your medication, including biologics that help your immune system fight IBD
Rush Excellence in Crohn's Disease and Colitis Care
- Same-day appointments: We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments with several types of specialists, in-person and virtually, so you can get the care you need as quickly as possible. When we can't see you on the same day, we typically can see you within one week.
- Access to approved and investigational therapies for IBD: Because our doctors are researching the latest treatments for IBD, you may have early access to these therapies. We also can provide holistic approaches to help your IBD, including strategies to improve your sleep that can reduce your symptoms.
- Minimally invasive and sphincter-sparing surgical options: If you need surgery for IBD, our surgeons can perform many procedures using smaller incisions. This reduces scarring and helps you recover more quickly than if you had traditional open surgery. Our surgeons also offer sphincter-sparing surgery that can safely treat your IBD, while preserving the muscles that control your bowels. And when you have colon surgery at Rush University Medical Center, you also benefit from an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol to help you return home quickly and safely.
- Your resource for a second opinion: If you are thinking about having surgery for your IBD, we understand that this is a big step. Our specialists will help you understand your treatment options so you can make the best decision about your care.