Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Coordinated Care for Your Chronic Colon & Small Bowel Conditions
6 IBD Experts
committed to your care.
patients treated in 2019
serving you, all in 1 place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about proper nutrition for IBD:
Meet Our IBD Doctors
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.
IBD at all stages of life
If your child has IBD and needs to transition from pediatric IBD treatment to adult IBD management, please visit this link for helpful information.
If you're pregnant and have IBD, the IBD Parenthood Project offers great tools to help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy in collaboration with your IBD and OB/GYN teams.
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.