Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
It is estimated that 1 million Americans are affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD is comprised of two major disorders: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). UC affects the colon, whereas CD can involve any component of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. The exact cause of these diseases is unknown, however it has been suspected that the cause may be related to genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers. The combination of the two may lead to the malfunction of the immune system and subsequent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Research into the mechanisms underlying the pathology of IBD is currently under intense investigation.
Here at UC Davis Health, we have a very active IBD section. We have available state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, treatments, facility and staff to aid in the optimum management of this complex disease.
Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 3500
Sacramento, CA 95816
New patient referrals: 1-800-482-3284
Existing patient appointments: 916-734-2737
Existing patient medication refill fax: 916-734-0804