Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Today, Mount Sinai digestive disease specialists care for more patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than any other medical center in the country. Digestive disease specialists from throughout the New York tri-state area send their most challenging cases to our IBD physicians.

For nearly 80 years, we have been at the forefront of research and treatment for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease — the two most common forms of IBD. In fact, Crohn’s disease was named for Mount Sinai physician Burrill B. Crohn, MD, after he and his colleagues first described the condition in 1932.

Because IBD influences so many aspects of life and may affect other organs, your care will involve a close-knit team of experts. To obtain the best diagnostic results, we use the most advanced technologies. For example, we are applying a new technique using dye-spray, together with more sensitive light sources, to detect early lesions in patients with long-standing ulcerative colitis. We then biopsy these lesions, increasing the chances of identifying and even preventing early cancers.

Mount Sinai IBD specialists are constantly conducting clinical trials to develop or test advanced treatments. Patients eligible for these studies might receive potentially groundbreaking new therapies and medications before they are available anywhere else in the world.

To learn more about Mount Sinai’s IBD diagnostic and treatment services, please visit:

Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Children’s IBD Center
Surgical treatment of IBD


Contact Us

Tel: 212-241-4299
Fax: 212-426-5099

The Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Adults)
5 East 98th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-5415

Children's Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center
5 East 98th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Endoscopy Suite

At Mount Sinai’s Endoscopy Suite, our doctors, nurses, and technicians use clinical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat IBD.  Read More

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated, Mount Sinai ranks #9 in the nation for Digestive Disease in the 2013-2014 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.    Learn More