Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center – Long Island


US News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranks NYU Langone among the top 5 hospitals in the nation for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.

Experts at the Long Island Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center provide compassionate, patient-centered care for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Our center brings the nationally recognized care and services of NYU Langone’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center to a convenient Long Island location.

Our mission is not only to provide accurate diagnosis and the most advanced medical and surgical treatments available, but also to improve your overall health and quality of life. We achieve these goals with world-class care provided by leading medical and surgical experts and services that meet your nutritional, mental and emotional needs.

Medical and surgical care

Most people with IBD only need medical treatments to manage symptoms and flare-ups. Our gastroenterologists work with you to determine which therapies will be most effective in treating your symptoms and helping you enter and maintain remission. These can include lifestyle changes, medications such as biologics or small molecule therapies, or a combination of the two.

Some people with IBD will need surgery to regain their quality of life. Our colorectal surgeons are among the most experienced in the country and are experts in minimally invasive and robotic techniques. They perform complex and innovative procedures to treat IBD, including bowel-sparing operations, J-pouch procedures, as well as stomas and anal fistula surgeries. Our surgeons also perform revision surgeries, including J-pocket surgery, which may be recommended to repair complications from previous surgery.

Nutritional support

The inflammation caused by IBD can prevent your body from digesting food and absorbing its nutrients. This makes good nutrition an important part of your treatment plan. Our dietitians assess your current diet and eating habits, work with you to create a personalized nutrition plan, and through regular check-ups, help you make lasting changes that improve your overall health and quality of life.

Psychological support

Living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can be difficult. That’s why we offer a variety of psychological services to help support your emotional and mental well-being:

  • short-term and long-term psychotherapy, in person and through a video medical visit
  • virtual group therapy
  • cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT
  • support groups for people with IBD, those who have had colorectal surgery and caregivers
  • gut-led hypnotherapy groups
  • a buddy program that matches patients for mutual support
  • wellness events

Access to clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies whose goals are to identify new treatments for conditions such as IBD. Our team can determine if signing up for a trial is right for you and refer you to our affiliate sites that run these trials.

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