Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment in Houston, TX
If you’re struggling with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and don’t know where else to turn, contact the team at Houston Colon right way. As the Houston, TX area’s premier choice for colorectal care, we proudly offer minimally invasive, robot surgical solutions for those requiring treatment for their inflammatory bowel disease. Don’t let further damage compromise the proper functionality of the GI tract. Allow our team of double board-certified surgeons to treat your condition so you can get back to living the happy and comfortable life you deserve. Learn more about our IBD treatments and how our reputation for comprehensive colorectal care is second to none.
Inflammatory bowel disease is a term that refers to two colorectal conditions – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both conditions result in chronic inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract that can work to damage the gastrointestinal (GI) tract significantly over time. For a closer look at how we diagnose and treat these two instances of IBD, keep reading:
Crohn’s disease is characterized by severe inflammation in the lining of the digestive tract. If your large bowel is affected, we can perform a colostomy to create a hole in your abdomen so waste can permanently or temporarily bypass damaged sections of the colon. In many cases, our surgeons can even perform colostomy reversal surgery once the bowel has had time to heal fully.
A proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis – or j-pouch surgery – is a reliable procedure performed when medication isn’t enough to control the symptoms of our ulcerative colitis patients. With the use of our state-of-the-art surgical equipment, we can non-invasively construct an ileal pouch anal-anastomosis (IPAA). One of our skilled surgeons will remove your colon and rectum and use the end of your small intestine, known as the ileum, to form an internal pouch (which is commonly shaped like a J.)
Improve Surgery Through Laparoscopic Techniques
Over the years, we’ve come to find many surgeons are stuck in the past, performing open surgeries far more than necessary. At Houston Colon, 95% of our operations are performed in a minimally invasive way. Laparoscopy improves recovery time and gives our patients a reliable and innovative solution to treating diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Contact us today to learn more.