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Diagnosis

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center offers the latest tests for diagnosing your condition — all available in one location for your convenience. Our gastrointestinal (GI) experts, pathologists and radiologists who specialize in IBD care will read and evaluate your tests. 

Our on-site imaging tests with specialized protocols for IBD include: 

Our on-site endoscopy and colonoscopy tests include: 

Treatment Options

Our comprehensive care plans include the latest treatment options for inflammatory bowel disease and focus on your whole self for optimal health by treating your mind and body. We work with you to find the best treatment plan and monitor your progress. 

Our on-site surgery options include: 

  • Complex reoperative abdominal surgery
  • J-pouch revisions and excisions
  • Laparoscopic ileocolic resection
  • Laparoscopic proctocolectomy with construction of ileoanal J pouch
  • Parastomal hernia repairs
  • Robotic assisted bowel resections for IBD 
  • Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence in IBD patients
  • Sphincter preserving procedures for anal fistulae
  • Stem cell treatment for anal fistula
  • Surgery for IBD-related enterocutaneous fistulas

Medical treatment options

Our gastroenterologists bring extensive experience with the wide array of medicines for IBD including:

  • Biologic medications
  • Personalized medicine combinations
  • Careful monitoring and advice on balancing risks and benefits of medications
  • Nutritional support and dietary guidance
  • Psychological support