Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Appointments and Referrals

To schedule an appointment or refer a patient, please call 314-747-IBD6 (4236).

The mission of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center is to improve quality of life for IBD patients by providing comprehensive multi-disciplinary specialty care, access to the latest clinical trials, conducting cutting edge research, and promoting patient and provider education.

The IBD Center’s expertise, combined with the resources of Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, distinguish us as a first-rate, comprehensive center of excellence. The center now cares for more than 1,500 patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Conditions treated

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Infectious Colitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Women & IBD

Physician expertise

Our physicians and nurses have a focus and commitment to the care of patients with IBD. They have vast experience in diagnosing and treating these disorders.

In September 2010, the IBD Program developed a training program for gastroenterology fellows interested in inflammatory bowel disease. The program is multifaceted containing a clinical component, clinical research, and advanced course work in clinical research.

In June 2012, the IBD Program sponsored a regional Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symposium. The conference was extremely well attended and highly rated, and will now be an annual event. All phases of research have expanded since the program’s inception.

Multidisciplinary care

Because of the complexity of the disease, patients with IBD often require care from multiple providers. Patients in our program are able to see a gastroenterologist and surgeon at the same clinic site, often at the same visit when appropriate. Other resources such as imaging, endoscopy, pathology, and consult services are available at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Timely service

Our physicians strive to see all new patients in a timely manner, and to communicate our recommendations to referring physicians.

Patient advocacy

Our physicians design treatment plans after extensive discussions with patients to ensure that their concerns are being met. We encourage an ongoing dialogue with our patients throughout the treatment process so that patients are actively involved in their care.

We think that you will be pleased with our services. We welcome your referrals.