Treating Your Child’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Your child’s IBD condition affects everyday life. Our goal is to make everyday life better. That’s why the IBD experts at Cincinnati Children’s are dedicated to providing better, faster treatment for patients and their families.

Why Choose Cincinnati Children’s?

The Cincinnati Children’s Schubert-Martin IBD Center is a world leader in diagnosis, treatment and research for inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

We are part of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, which has been consistently ranked as one of the top gastroenterology programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

In the last five years our inflammatory bowel disease outcomes have dramatically improved.

  • Remission rates, or the rate at which symptoms disappear after treatment, have improved from 60 percent to 80 percent
  • 80 percent of patients report a good or excellent quality of life
  • 96 percent of patients are not taking steroids

Another important aspect of our quality improvement is testing new treatment approaches and therapies that may improve patient outcomes. Through this process, we learn what works best for our patients and what will help them achieve sustained remission.

Leading the Way for IBD Research

As part of our mission to improve the lives of children living with inflammatory bowel disease, members of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition actively pursue research, including various aspects of IBD causes and treatment.

Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Before considering surgery, we will confirm that all reasonable medical therapies, such as medication and vitamin supplements, have been tried.

If surgery is necessary, we will collaborate with our experienced surgical team to achieve the best outcome possible.

Our Multi-Team Approach

Our team can include members from many different disciplines, which helps us develop the best comprehensive care plan for your child.

The team treating your child may include expert nurses, a psychologist, a social worker, a dietician and research coordinators, along with the core team of pediatric GI specialists, surgeons and pain management specialists.