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Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center

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The UCSF Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center provides comprehensive care for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic or collagenous colitis, and related illnesses. Advances in the understanding of IBD are rapidly expanding the therapeutic options for patients with these conditions. Our specialists are dedicated to providing every patient with high-quality care, and they're at the forefront of research to develop new IBD treatments and find a cure. They also educate other doctors across the country on innovative treatment options, with a mission to expand patient access to the best care.

Our team of experts includes adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, immunologists, nutritionists, psychologists, ostomy nurses and social workers. Team members work closely together and meet regularly to develop personalized treatment plans for all patients. Our goal is to improve our patients' quality of life and get them back to doing the things they love.

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • One of the nation's best in gastroenterology & GI surgery

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Multicenter National Prospective Study of Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes in Women With Infla...


    Support services

    IBD Care Chat

    This digital health tool helps your care team monitor your health between visits.

    Patient Relations

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    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Our research & training initiatives

    • Faculty research at the Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center

      Our team is developing the next generation of IBD therapies. Find out what we're working on today.

    • IBD Fellowship Program

      We're training the IBD specialists of tomorrow. Our one-year program provides advanced clinical training, research support and professional mentoring.

    • Physician Symposium: Updates in IBD Treatments

      Our annual symposium presents the latest in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Topics include novel therapies, optimizing current medications, caring for special populations, and more.

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