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Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) actually refers to two conditions: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Treating severe ulcerative colitis requires removing the entire colon and rectum. That used to mean patients needed a permanent ostomy. However, that’s no longer the case.

Watch digestive surgeon Traci Hedrick explain these diseases and how they’re treated.

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