Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that refers to a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The most common IBDs are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease can involve any part of the digestive tract while ulcerative colitis generally affects the colon.
At Yale Colon & Rectal Surgery, our innovative surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures, many of which are at the leading edge of gastrointestinal surgery, to treat IBD. Our multidisciplinary team works collectively to create personalized treatment plans that provide the best options for each patient, reflecting his or her specific condition and individual needs.