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Can surgery treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

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It depends on which type of IBD you have. For example, surgery can work for ulcerative colitis because the disease is limited to your colon. Once you take it out, the disease is gone. But surgery usually will not cure Crohn's. In fact, too much surgery for Crohn's disease can actually lead to more problems.

SOURCE:  National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health. FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"  



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

SOURCE:  National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health. FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"  



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

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