Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

At Temple, we will often diagnose unusual presentations of inflammatory bowel disease that masquerade as peptic disease in young adults or intestinal ischemic in the elderly. Temple gastroenterologists are highly experienced in the use of 6-mercaptopurine and other immunosuppressive therapies. Our physicians are comfortable with the difficult, unresponsive cases which may require elemental diets, home hyperalimentation or other unique dietary therapies.

In patients requiring surgery, we work collaboratively with our Department of Surgery to perform bowel-preserving stricturoplasty and sphincter-preserving colectomy (ileoanal anastomosis).