Nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are at increased risk of becoming malnourished due to inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, reduced oral intake, side effects from medications, chronic diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain as well as changes in the intestine after surgery. Moreover, malnutrition has been associated with poor clinical outcomes in patients with IBD. Therefore, it is crucial to identify those at risk of becoming malnourished and intervene early in the disease course to prevent disease related complications.
The Nutrition-IBD Clinic at The Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is a unique comprehensive clinic where patients have access to an in-depth nutrition and muscle health assessment as well as dietary guidance and support to complement their traditional IBD care. In the Nutrition-IBD Clinic, patients will be seen by a physician who specializes in IBD and nutrition as well as an IBD dedicated registered dietitian with over 20 years ofexperience in the field. Together, they provide patients with a personalized, unique dietary approach based on the patient’s disease phenotype and dietary preferences in order to safely and comfortably increase variety in the diet, treat micronutrient deficiencies, attain weight restoration and improve clinical outcomes for patients with IBD.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, email Amarra.Richards@mountsinai.org or call 212-241-8100