Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Experienced Care for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

The specialists with Norton Healthcare gastroenterology services provide comprehensive care for the inflammatory bowel diseases Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Home to seven board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologists,  the Norton Healthcare gastroenterology team has been caring for patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana for more than 30 years.

Sophisticated Tools for Diagnosing and Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn’s disease can affect different parts of the digestive tract and most commonly is found in the last part of the small intestine and the colon. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation that can be painful and debilitating. Complications can be life-threatening, and treatments have shown success in putting the disease into remission.

Our specialists are highly experienced at evaluating unexplained intestinal bleeding and Crohn’s disease using small bowel capsule endoscopy.

During a small bowel capsule endoscopy, the patient swallows a small, pill-shaped camera. Pictures from the camera are transmitted to a recorder worn by the patient.

Our doctors are very experienced in the interpretation of small bowel capsule endoscopy, having performed more than 1,000 procedures in recent years.

Ulcerative colitis typically is confined to the inner lining of the colon and rectum. Ulcerative colitis is a risk factor for colon cancer. Treatments for ulcerative colitis range from medication to surgery to remove the colon and rectum.

Infusions of the drug Remicade have been helpful for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. We provide these infusions in the outpatient unit at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

About Norton Healthcare Gastroenterology

  • Norton Cancer Institute has nine outpatient locations and multiple infusion centers in Louisville and surrounding counties and Southern Indiana. We have three radiation centers located just off major interstates, with free, self-service parking and valet parking.
  • Our gastrointestinal cancer patient navigator guides you through the treatment process. The navigator is a registered nurse and advocate for patients and families who can help coordinate scheduling to minimize your visits. The navigator provides information and support throughout your diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
  • The Norton Cancer Institute multidisciplinary approach to cancer care means you’ll have access to multiple specialists, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, interventional radiologists, interventional gastroenterologists, researchers, geneticists and dietitians.
  • We pull together providers from various disciplines to help identify the best treatment for you. At Norton Cancer Institute review boards, you will be considered for innovative clinical trials, immunotherapy, minimally invasive procedures, state-of-the-art radiation and advanced diagnostics.

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