Services at the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Individualized Treatments to Improve Your Quality of Life

We understand that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects people differently.

At the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, we translate laboratory research findings into patient-focused therapies that:

  • Address your individual health care needs
  • Provide you with the greatest comfort possible

We have found that collaborative research and care lead to better outcomes and improved quality of life, such as:

  • Reduced impact of IBD symptoms on daily life
  • Fewer IBD complications, including disability
  • Decreased hospitalizations and surgeries
  • Lower susceptibility to cancer

Specialized IBD Services

We also take a multidisciplinary approach with comprehensive primary care and partner with a variety of specialties to supplement your individualized treatment at the IBD Center.

Service Description
Women's Care
  • Specialized care addressing reproductive issues for females and pregnant women with IBD.
Gastrointestinal Dermatology​
  • Coordinated dermatologic care for skin diseases associated with IBD or other gastrointestinal conditions.​
Visceral Inflammation and Pain
  • Behavioral health services to help cope with the physical and emotional challenges of IBD.

Cancer Surveillance

  • Innovative surveillance program for people with IBD, who are at a higher risk of developing colon cancer.

Transition of Pediatric Care

  • Collaborative care for young people with IBD as they enter adulthood.

Intestinal Rehabilitation

  • A nutritional support program to help your digestive system heal after treatment or surgery.
  • One of the world's top programs in performing intestinal and small bowel transplants.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with an IBD subspecialist gastroenterologist, call 412-624-7692.

To learn more about the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center, call toll free,

Cross-Center Collaboration

The IBD Center holds a weekly meeting for UPMC gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists and related medical professionals to discuss new IBD research findings to improve patient care.  

A number of other leading east coast academic centers join UPMC remotely to discuss IBD cases from all over the country. Patients with complicated cases of IBD can be comforted to know that their care options are being discussed among some of the greatest IBD minds in the country.

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