The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for infants through teenagers suffering from all types of IBD, including ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, IBD-unclassified, Very Early Onset (VEO) IBD and inflammatory bowel disease secondary to immune-defective/deficient disorders. We collaborate closely with a variety of departments at Lurie Children's, including pediatric surgery, radiology, and pathology, as well as with the adult IBD program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. We are an active participant in the international Improve Care Now quality improvement and research consortium.
We utilize a multidisciplinary approach incorporating physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse specialists, dietitians and social work. Our goal is to tailor each child’s assessment, testing, and treatment individually to achieve both physical and mental wellness.
The IBD center is active in numerous clinical studies and trials, including optimizing established treatment plans and testing new strategies.
Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.227.7500.