Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Combined Center for Pediatric IBD offers some of the country's best treatments for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. We treat children from birth to age 21 to help give them a chance at a full and happy life.
What Makes Our Center Unique?
- Children's Combined Center for Pediatric IBD combines the efforts of all pediatric gastroenterologists in the greater Atlanta area and works in close collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine to provide patients and families access to our full range of services.
- We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach that allows your child to be seen by many providers all in one visit.
- For example, during your child’s visit to the clinic, a child life specialist may facilitate a group activity with other IBD patients and their families. The goal of the activity is to promote coping and normalization by offering an opportunity for patients and families to play, learn and interact with others regarding their diagnosis. One of the most helpful things for a child with a chronic illness is to meet someone else with the same diagnosis.
What is IBD?
Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is a chronic disorder that causes an inflammation in the small and large intestines. IBD is one of the most common chronic diseases among children and teenagers affecting an estimated four in 1,000 children. Two of the most common types of IBD include:
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are so similar that they are collectively referred to as IBD.
The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Combined Center for Pediatric IBD offers some of the country’s best treatment for IBD. We treat children from birth to age 21 and give them a chance at a full and happy life.