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SOUTH DENVER GASTROENTEROLOGY, P.C.

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic inflammations of the digestive tract. While there is no cure for IBD, regular and early medical intervention can help to alleviate symptoms and reduce future inflammation. 

For decades, South Denver GI has been the leading resource for the care of IBD patients. Our board-certified physicians have more than 50 years of combined clinical expertise in managing this complex and life-changing disease. With a high-quality, multidisciplinary approach to care, the South Denver GI IBD Program includes a dedicated infusion center and nurses available for ongoing support. 

South Denver GI also sponsors the South Metro Denver Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Support Group, with meetings facilitated by IBD specialist, Dr. Matthew Nichols. These gatherings are a forum where questions from IBD patients can be asked and answered in an open and relaxed environment. A variety of topics are discussed in each meeting,  including medications, nutrition, alternative therapies and emerging therapies.

Crohn's Disease

A chronic form of IBD, Crohn’s disease occurs when there is inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s Disease is typically found at the end of the small intestine.

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Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the intestines. The two main types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Treatments are recommended to help reduce inflammation and improve patient quality of life.

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Microscopic Colitis

Microscopic colitis is inflammation of the large intestine that can only be examined under a microscope. The condition is caused by a number of factors including medications, bacteria, viruses, bile acid or autoimmune disease.

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Proctitis

Inflammation of the lining of the rectum is known as proctitis. This condition is common among people diagnosed with IBD. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the inflammation.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of chronic IBD that causes ulcers to form in the digestive tract. This condition affects the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum. It is most commonly diagnosed in adults between the ages of 30 - 40.

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Procedures & Prep

Find detailed instructions for your upcoming procedure at South Denver GI, including prep instructions for a colonoscopy or fleets enema. These instructions are available for PDF download. Call 303-788-8888 with any questions about your procedure or prep instructions.

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