Dr. James Leavitt joined Joany Meurice and Katie Keohane from The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at the 2019 Take Steps Miami Award Luncheon. This year’s walk raised $138,622 to continue helping IBD patients with education and support as well as supporting research to find a cure.
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Additionally, the organization strides to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases. For more information about the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, visit https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org
Gastro Health Guidance for Our Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to our entire global population. No one is spared the anxieties of the uncertainty we face. We recognize that our Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis patients are challenged with the added concern of whether they are at increased risk of contracting the virus, or at increased risk of having a more severe disease course.Read Article
Surgery in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel diseases are generally either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.Read Article
IBD and Colon Cancer
In IBD, the main risk factors for colon cancer are the amount of intestine involved as well as the duration of the disease. It’s been estimated that patients with extensive UC have about a 2.5% increased risk of colon cancer.Read Article