How is Crohn's disease treated?
We can help treat your child's Crohn's disease in a variety of ways. The treatment methods we recommend can depend on the severity of your child's condition. The main goal of treatment is to help your child live as normally as possible.
Medication is the most common method of treatment. There are several kinds of medication, and we’ll recommend the one that best fits your child's needs. Crohn's disease is a chronic condition, which means your child will likely need to stay on the medication throughout adulthood.
Nutrition is another effective treatment method for Crohn's disease. A nutrient-rich diet with enough protein, calories and healthy fats can help control your child's symptoms. Registered dietitians with our Clinical Nutrition Department help patients and families learn to manage special diets.
In addition to more traditional treatment approaches, our digestive specialists perform research and participate in clinical trials to evaluate new treatments and help define new therapies to treat Crohn's disease in children.
Why choose us for treatment of Crohn's disease?
Our Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, part of our nationally-ranked Digestive Health Institute, is the only center of its kind in the region to provide multidisciplinary care for kids with Crohn's disease. This means our team includes specialists from multiple areas of medicine, including:
This team works together to provide comprehensive and seamless care for your child, from the initial diagnosis to treatment to your child's eventual transition to adult medical care. Our innovative approach to the treatment of Crohn's disease and our participation in the ImproveCareNow collaborative, means we are equipped to provide you, your child and your family with the information and skills you need to manage the condition long term.
Learn even more about how we treat Crohn's disease in children and teens.