Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
Thankfully, with modern medical treatments, significantly more patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis avoid surgery compared with patients 15-20 years ago. When surgery is indicated, patients should be referred to a specialist dealing regularly with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Reasons for surgery in Crohn’s disease
Symptoms not controlled with medication
Abscess or Fistula