Diagnosis, Assistance, and Treatment for Crohn’s Disease
You are not alone. Your successful treatment and mental and emotional well-being is our objective.
There is too much at stake!
Crohn’s disease can be both painful and debilitating and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications.
- Heightened risk of numerous complications
- Time lost from work
- Decreased quality of life
When the disease is active, signs and symptoms may include:
- Abdominal pain and cramping
- Blood in your stool
- Mouth sores
- Reduced appetite and weight loss
- Pain or drainage near or around the anus due to inflammation from a tunnel into the skin (fistula)
It’s not worth the wait. Request an appointment & start feeling better now.
We can help you – there is an answer.
Gastro Florida can help you with Crohn’s Disease.
Your doctor may recommend an endoscopy to get a detailed look at the inside of your colon using a small camera mounted to the end of a lighted tube.
Your doctor may want to get a biopsy of your colon or another area of your GI tract while performing a colonoscopy or endoscopy.
Drugs like aminosalicylate, steroids, immune system suppressants, antibiotics, and biologics (medicines that contain active substances derived from living organisms) are available to help manage the condition. These drugs can be prescribed by your gastroenterologist or primary care provider.
Eating healthy foods low in fat and calories can also help manage your weight, reducing stress on your digestive system. For some, it may be more tiring than usual so make sure to take enough rest. Avoiding smoking, drinking alcohol excessively, and quitting illegal drugs may prevent flares up caused by these substances.
Even with proper medication and diet, as many as two-thirds to three-quarters of people with Crohn’s disease will require surgery at some point during their lives. While surgery does not cure Crohn’s disease, it can conserve portions of your GI tract and return you to the best possible quality of life.
Stories From Our Patients
Our main concern is your health, comfort, and well-being. Hear from our satisfied patients and see why Gastro Florida is the best, most convenient place for your GI care.
Gastro Florida has shown to be a truly caring doctor who listens and helps. Their advice and recommendations started to turn my symptoms for the better in numerous ways within some time. I am making more progress here than elsewhere and am very thankful.
The doctor listened to me for real, no interrupting and real interest. I really appreciated that. He explained things very well so that I understood why surgery is the next step for me.
The care from them has been exceptional. The doctor is patient and caring. Covers the effects of my husband’s illness very completely in a timely manner. He is clear about treatment and what to expect.
We are Florida’s Experts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Digestive Diseases
As Tampa Bay’s premier practice for diagnosing and treating digestive diseases and disorders, you can be confident that the care you receive is second to none. Our investments in advanced technology allow patients to receive cutting-edge treatment. By only inviting the best-trained physicians in the Tampa Bay region to join our practice, we ensure that the same technology is applied with the skill and experience required.
You are not alone. There are an estimated 3.1 million adults in the United States with IBD, and according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Crohn’s disease may affect as many as 780,000 Americans.
Crohn’s can cause emotional distress due to the symptoms and effort required to manage the disease.
People with Crohn’s disease often feel overwhelmed by their disease. Many often suffer from stress, embarrassing symptoms, poor self-esteem or body image, frustration from the lack of control, and mental health disorders.
It can be scary and lonely.
The Gastro Florida Difference
Gastro Florida physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Several have been granted the rank of “Fellow” from the nation’s top physician associations for outstanding contributions in the field of gastroenterology.