Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center

Make You Better and Keep You Better

We understand that living with inflammatory bowel disease — including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease— can be a challenge. That’s why Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has a dedicated Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center with experts specializing in personalized care and finding the most effective ways to manage your condition.

Our team works together to create an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan to help manage your digestive condition. We treat your whole body and have team members who can help you manage your care long-term. We are committed to making you feel better and keeping you better.

Your Home for IBD Care

Let our IBD Center be your home for the surgical and medical care of your inflammatory bowel disease. Our accessible location and large number of specialists make it easier for you to manage your condition and get all the care you need in one place.

Our team has the experience and skills to treat all types of IBD cases. We are one of the few medical centers in the area that can specifically treat severe inflammatory bowel disease while offering a large number of treatment options, including medicine and surgery.

Research Advances

Because Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is an academic medical center, as a patient you may be able to participate in research and clinical trials taking place at our IBD Center. Lahey is on the forefront of new therapies for IBD, so you may have access to treatments here you can't find anywhere else in the region.

Tests & Treatments

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: 

  • Blood and stool tests
  • CT scans
  • MRI
  • X-rays

Our on-site endoscopy and colonoscopy tests include: 

  • Biopsies reviewed by expert GI pathologists
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy with chromoendoscopy and endoscopic resection of precancerous (dysplastic) polyps associated with IBD
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal series
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stricture dilation
  • Video capsule endoscopy
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
What to Expect
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center

At the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, we provide the highest quality of care in one convenient location.

One Convenient Location

Our goal is to save you time and effort by combining all of your care in one place, so you won't have to travel to see other specialists or get routine checkups.

Specialists at our comprehensive IBD Center can:

  • Create your entire treatment plan
  • Coordinate all of your appointments
  • Explain family planning options
  • Help you manage stress
  • Make a personalized diet plan with a dietitian
  • Provide education about IBD
  • Provide vaccinations
  • Provide additional support such as counseling or therapy
  • Teach you how to use medications
  • Work with your insurance provider to get authorizations
Our Team

We make it easy to see all of our specialists in one place. Our IBD Center team includes:

  • Dietitians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons
Personalized Help

Our dedicated team works with IBD Center patients to help manage your care. We can help coordinate your appointments, tests and treatment plans with other team members. We can also answer all of your questions and schedule your visits.

Support Services

Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic condition that requires lifelong management. We provide ongoing support to our patients to help them. 

Your options include:

  • Counseling and therapy
  • Nursing support for stoma care
  • Support groups for IBD