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Rush Center for Crohn's and Colitis

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Rush Center for Crohn’s and Colitis offers multidisciplinary and personalized care to people diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). If you have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, our specialists offer the best available options to manage these conditions based on extensive clinical experience and cutting-edge research. Our center welcomes patients seeking second opinions as well as transfer of care from other hospitals to our inpatient IBD service.

Personalized care

We provide personalized patient care based on your unique condition and needs, which includes a comprehensive and holistic approach to IBD management. A team of IBD experts will discuss details with you about the following:

  • Your disease
  • The prognosis
  • Risk of complications
  • Your desired outcomes

Our ultimate goal is to prevent disease progression and improve your quality of life.

Comprehensive IBD team

Our team is staffed by six gastroenterologists and four colorectal surgeons. The team is supported by the following:

  • Dietitian — We offer an on-site consultation with a dietitian who specializes in IBD to discuss a dietary plan that meets your needs.
  • Psychologist — We provide the opportunity to see an on-site psychologist with special clinical focus and expertise in IBD.
  • Specialized IBD pharmacist — We have a specialized IBD pharmacist available to discuss potential concerns about your medications. 

Close collaboration and coordination of care with radiology and pathology also allow for comprehensive IBD care.

Multidisciplinary treatment approach

We can offer same-day appointments with multiple members of our team from different disciplines. Regular meetings of our multidisciplinary IBD clinic offer the opportunity to discuss and develop the best treatment approach for our patients.

Advanced inpatient management

Patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis admitted at Rush University Medical Center are under the specialized care of our inpatient IBD service team. We are happy to take over the care of patients who need advanced inpatient management at Rush University Medical Center.

Second opinions

A second opinion from our IBD team can reassure patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis that they are receiving the best possible care. If you’re considering a second opinion, please discuss this with your primary gastroenterologist and ask for a referral to our center.

Contact the Rush Center for Crohn’s and Colitis directly at (312) 942-1414 or via email at