The IBD Clinic team reviews how inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is treated. Topics include:

  • therapeutic goals
  • role of medications
  • types of medications used to control inflammation
  • role of surgery
  • "mucosal healing"

The team discusses the role of medications and surgery for the treatment of IBD. Since IBD is a chronic disease, patients will be on medication therapy continuously following diagnosis. The rational for staying on medications even when you are feeling well and have no symptoms. Throughout, the team answers general questions about IBD posed by patients and other health care practitioners.


  • Dr. Richard Fedorak, Gastroenterologist specializing in IBD
  • Dr. Leo Dieleman, Gastroenterologist specializing in IBD
  • Dr. Karen Kroeker, Gastroenterologist specializing in IBD

Duration: 60 minutes

Date: 2013