Manhattan Gastroenterology
  • MIDTOWN 51 EAST 25TH, 4 FL New York, NY, 10010
  • UPPER EAST SIDE 983 PARK AVE, STE 1D New York, NY, 10028
  • UNION SQUARE 55 W. 17TH ST STE 102 New York, NY, 10011
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Inflammatory Bowel Doctors

Our board-certified, highly rated gastroenterologists have undergone rigorous training in the evaluation and treatment of a wide array of digestive diseases and are experts in inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Our goal is to provide optimal patient safety and effective care in a warm and friendly environment.

Dr. Qin Rao, MD

Dr. Qin Rao, MD

Dr. Daniel Perl, MD

Dr. Daniel Perl, MD

Dr. Lauren Schwartz, MD

Dr. Lauren Schwartz, MD

Dr. Susan Ramdhaney

Susan Ramdhaney, MD

Dr. Eric Yoon

Eric Yoon, MD

Dr. Kristen Lee

Kristen Lee, MD

Dr. Mikhail Yakubov

Mikhail Yakubov, MD

Dr. Michael Dann

Michael Dann, MD

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian

Shawn Khodadadian, MD

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that describes a group of disorders in which the intestines become irritated and inflamed. It is used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. It results from the immune systems being triggered to cause inflammation of the bowel.

Types of IBD include:

Ulcerative colitis: The affected bowel is limited to the colon or large intestine.

Crohn’s disease: Any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus can be affected. Commonly, it affects the last part of the small intestine or the colon and can also affect both.


Types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD

IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) can be severe and sometimes leads to life-threatening complications. Generally, patients can have bouts where there is severe inflammation and the patient experiences a “flare.”  There are periods of times when there may be less inflammation, and the patient may be with less or without symptoms or said to be in “remission.”  However, inflammation and symptoms do not always correlate closely.

Our best in class doctors at Manhattan Gastroenterology specializes in the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the management of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. If you have symptoms that could be consistent with Crohn’s disease or have already been diagnosed, you should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan and to exclude a more serious or urgent condition.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD Symptoms
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms can vary, depending on the location of the inflammation and how severe the symptoms may be. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) (Aleve) and can worsen disease in people who have IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Cigarette smoking is also a risk factor for Crohn’s disease.

Signs and symptoms that are common to both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis include:

  • Fever and fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Reduced appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Other symptoms


The exact cause of inflammatory bowel disease is unknown. There are likely triggers which may be bacteria, viruses, or other triggers that induce the body’s immune system to produce an inflammatory reaction in the bowel. Heredity is also an important factor in IBD, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is more common in people who have family members with the disease. However, most people with IBD do not have this family history. Risk factors include age, race (Although whites have the highest risk of the disease, it can occur in any race. If you are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, your risk is even higher), and family history, amongst others.


Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease have some complications in common and others that are specific to each condition. These complications include colon cancer (patients with IBD require more frequent screening and surveillance, speak with your doctor), bowel obstruction, malnutrition, fistulas, ulcers, and many others.

Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Although there is no specific cure for inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’ Disease or Ulcerative colitis), effective therapies now exist for chronic treatment and management of these conditions. These treatments have drastically altered the natural history of these diseases.

Medicines, particularly biologic therapies, can help dramatically reduce the symptoms and even deliver a long-term remission.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) treatment options include:

  • Combination of 5 ASA drugs
  • Immune system suppressors
  • Biologic therapies
  • Other modalities

Surgery is an option if medical therapy fails. Finally, if you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you need more frequent screenings for colon cancer as you have a higher risk of colon cancer. An effective surveillance colonoscopy schedule should be formulated by your gastroenterologist.

NYC Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Doctors and Specialists in Midtown Manhattan and on Upper East Side

Our best-in-class doctors at Manhattan Gastroenterology look forward to helping you manage your specific symptoms and situation to get you back to healthy living! Our doctors provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. They have earned some of the most respected reputations in NYC. For more information about the GI conditions we treat, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or to schedule a consultation with one of our GI doctors, please contact our NYC offices in Midtown Manhattan and on Upper East Side. We look forward to meeting you!


The information on this website is to provide general information. The information on this website does NOT reflect definitive medical advice and self diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a physician for a consultation and examination regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs as they may signify a serious illness or condition. An accurate diagnosis and treatment plan should only be made by qualified doctor in order to exclude a serious condition.