Diagnosis and Evaluation
In order for us to develop the very best treatment plan for you, we may need to perform diagnostic tests such as blood tests, radiological imaging, or endoscopy with biopsies. These tests will help our doctors make a precise diagnosis and formulate an individualized treatment plan.
Effective management of IBD hinges on pinpointing the exact type, extent and severity of the disease. The Feinstein IBD Center offers a range of highly sophisticated diagnostic options, including:
- High definition and chromoendoscopy to detect precancerous cells in colitis long before they become dangerous, a technique pioneered by Mount Sinai.
- Wireless capsule endoscopy pioneered by Mount Sinai gastroenterologists.
- Radiologic imaging approaches such as CT enterography and MR enterography allow for in-depth examination of the GI tract.
- Laparoscopy performed by pioneers in this technique can be used safely to diagnose even the most difficult cases when non-invasive testing is inconclusive.