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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic illness of the digestive and immune system that can impact every aspect of your family’s life. The IBD Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center treats every child with a multidisciplinary approach tailored to each family’s individual needs.

Our integrated, collaborative team delivers comprehensive care that identifies precise challenges, develops and carries out family-centered care plans, and provides continuity across procedures, treatments, and hospitalizations.

Our diagnostic and therapeutic services include:

  • Evaluation in the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Center for Children’s Digestive Health, an outpatient facility opened in July 2016
  • Endoscopic procedures in the Laura Rothenberg Bronchoscopy and Endoscopy Center: upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and video capsule endoscopy
  • Pathology services
  • Radiology (imaging) services: magnetic resonance enterography (MRE), CT scans, barium studies, DEXA scans, and bone age assessments
  • Comprehensive laboratory evaluation, including precision genetic testing
  • Infusion Center
  • Tube feeds

Every child’s core medical team has a pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric nurse practitioner, social worker, and nutritionist. A child’s team may grow to include other specialists with IBD expertise, such as a pediatric surgeon, a colorectal surgeon, a dermatologist, an ophthalmologist, a rheumatologist, an endocrinologist, an immunologist, and a geneticist. The IBD Center serves as the primary source of care for children and conducts second opinions.

As children grow into adults, their medical team evolves. Our transition program includes face-to-face communication to address each child’s treatment plan as they transition into an equally comprehensive ColumbiaDoctors medical team that cares for adults.