Yale Medicine’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program was formed to answer the challenges faced by adults, adolescents and children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Our highly trained specialists treat these complex, lifelong inflammatory diseases through our dedicated program focused on clinical care, patient education and research.
In children, symptoms of IBD include abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in stools and poor weight gain. An estimated 50,000 children suffer from IBD in the United States and the disease is on the rise. Teenagers and young adults with IBD have a unique set of needs. Our transition program helps prepare them to become independent in caring for themselves.