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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Group
Coordinated Care for Your Chronic Colon & Small Bowel Conditions


6 IBD Experts

committed to your care.

1.6 million people


patients treated in 2019


6 Departments

serving you, all in 1 place.

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Comprehensive Care Customized to Your Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic, life-long disease that involves inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. More than 1.6 million Americans live with some form of IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Another 70,000 people are diagnosed every year.

These chronic conditions require comprehensive, personalized care from a coordinated team of experts — the kind of care you can only receive at a multi-specialty clinic.

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One Center for All Your Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care

The Iowa Clinic’s IBD Center brings together experts from six different services to develop an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan just for you. With two convenient locations in Ankeny and West Des Moines, doctors from all six departments are in one spot to make it easier to manage your inflammatory bowel disease.

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It takes a team to diagnose IBD. Taking your unique symptoms into account with results from lab tests, colonoscopy, imaging and stool samples, we figure out if you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or another form of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Our goal is to keep you as healthy as possible. Treating IBD is complex and may involve a mix of medications, immunosuppressants and lifestyle modifications to manage your symptoms and minimize complications.

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Health maintenance is an important aspect of living with inflammatory bowel disease. The state-of-the-art services in our Endoscopy Center guide your treatment to improve your health, avoid infection and prevent colorectal cancer.

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Diet and lifestyle changes help keep your flares at bay. We work with you to ensure your diet is optimized to get the nutrients you need to stay healthy and keep your symptoms from recurring.

Meet Our IBD Doctors


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Jonathan Fahler, DO
Serving West Des Moines & Ankeny

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Chris Gibbs, MD
Serving West Des Moines & Ankeny

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Amber Tierney, MD
Serving West Des Moines & Ankeny

Colorectal Surgeons

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Kyle Rogers, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Serving West Des Moines

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Molly Gross, MD
Serving Ankeny

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Ohmar Coughlin, MD
Serving West Des Moines

Patient Information

You need to be seen in clinic regularly
We want to see you in clinic every 6 – 12 months and more often if you are not doing well. These office visits are important to keep you healthy and to make sure your treatment plan is working for you.

Let us know if you are feeling sick
Your health is important to us. We will arrange for an urgent visit to help you feel better.

The Patient Portal is an easy way to communicate directly with your IBD team
You can view test results and send and receive messages concerning your health and treatment plan.

Keep us updated with any changes in your health or hospitalizations
Please bring records of any discharge summaries, imaging studies or blood work to your appointments.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a great resource for you and your family
You can find more information about living with inflammatory bowel disease here.

Need more information? Please give us a call at 515.875.9115.

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