Crohn's Disease Treatment

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Crohn’s disease is a life time condition. The disease has no specific treatment. Different patients may need different treatment. The aim of the treatment is to decrease the inflammation in the intestines, reduce the symptoms and avoid recurrence of the disease.

Other names – regional enteritis, ileitis

Crohn’s disease is a condition that causes inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract. It may cause diarrhea and pain in stomach. The disease may affect any section of the digestive tract. 

Types of Crohn’s disease according to the section affected –

Ileocolitis – It is the most common type of Crohn’s disease. There is inflammation in the small intestine and part of large intestine. 

Ileitis – inflammation occurs in small intestine.

Gastroduodenal – Inflammation and irritation occurs in the stomach and duodenum (top part of small intestine).

Jejunoileitis – Inflammation occurs in jejunum (upper half of small intestine).

What affects the final cost of Crohn's Disease Treatment?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Types of Surgery performed
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Choice of hospital & Technology
  • Rehabilitation cost after surgery
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses

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About Crohn's Disease Treatment

Most of the Crohn’s disease patients are managed by medicines. It will not cure the disease but can reduce the symptoms of the disease. The treatment and management must be taken only under a doctor’s recommendation as there are serious side effects.


Aminosalicylates are used by the doctors to control inflammation. The medicine is used on the patients who are first time diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and has mild symptoms.

Corticosteroids reduces the activity of the immune system and decreases inflammation. The medicine is recommended in patients with moderate to severe symptoms. Corticosteroids should not to be taken for long term. 

Immunomodulators reduces the inflammation in the digestive tract. Immunomodulators take quite a long time to show its effect. The medicine is prescribed when the patient does not respond to other treatments or it may be recommended to manage or disappear the symptoms.

Biologic therapies are done at hospitals or in OPDs. These medicines decrease the inflammation in the intestine. It helps a patient go into remission. The medicine is used when no other medicines work.

Other medicines used for Crohn’s treatment are antibiotics, acetaminophen, loperamide.

Rest your Bowel
If Crohn’s disease is severe, it is recommended to rest the bowel by consuming drinks recommended by the doctor. The liquid diet is rich in nutrients. The nutrient rich drink may be fed through a tube inserted in the stomach or nutrients may be supplied to the body intravenously. 

The treatment is done at hospital and also at home.

Along with medicines one may need to undergo surgery. There are many patients who need surgery despite of taking medicines. Surgery does not cure Crohn’s disease but is able to prevent complications and improve symptoms.

Types of surgeries for Crohn’s disease

Small bowel resection
A small part of small intestine is removed to treat intestinal obstruction. Small bowel resection is done in two ways -

  • Laparoscopic
  • Open surgery

Subtotal colectomy (Large bowel resection)
A small part of large intestine is removed. Subtotal colectomy is performed in intestinal obstruction, severe Crohn’s disease in large intestine, fistula. The surgery is performed through two ways –

  • Laparoscopic
  • Open surgery 

Proctocolectomy and ileostomy
Entire colon and rectum are excised in proctocolectomy. 

A small opening is created in the stomach from the part of the ileum. The end of the ileum is attached to the skin through the opening created. An external pouch is connected to the opening on the abdomen to collect the stool.

In patients who undergo this surgery, ileostomy lasts for rest of the life.

Top 10 Hospitals for Crohn's Disease Treatment

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Crohn's Disease Treatment in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Wockhardt Hospital South Mumbai India Mumbai ---    
2 Chiangmai Ram Hospital Thailand Chiang Mai ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 JSC Medicina Clinic Russian Federation Moscow ---    
5 Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Cen... India Mumbai ---    
6 Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital India Mumbai ---    
7 Prime Hospital United Arab Emirates Dubai ---    
8 Queen Mary Hospital Hong Kong Hong Kong ---    
9 Policlinica Miramar Spain Mallorca ---    
10 Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilo... Israel Tel Aviv ---    

Best doctors for Crohn's Disease Treatment

Following are the best doctors for Crohn's Disease Treatment in the world:

1 Dr. Rajeev Kapoor Gastroenterologist Fortis Hospital Mohali

Frequently Asked Questions

Crohn’s disease is a common disease.

Risk factors for the Crohn’s disease are – • Age factor- People in their 20s or 30s • Smoking - cigarette smokers are as a higher risk of developing Crohn’s disease. • Genes • Auto immune disease • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications • Ethnicity

There is no known cause of Crohn’s disease.

Symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease are – • Pain in abdomen • Feeling of fullness • Diarrhea (chronic) • Loss of appetite • Weight loss • Anal fissures • Rectal bleeding

Your healthcare provider may recommend any of the following tests – • Stool test • Blood test • Colonoscopy • CT scan (computed tomography) • Endoscopy of gastro intestinal tract

The disease can lead to serious complications such as – • Abscess • Anal fissures • Colon cancer • Ulcers • Malnutrition • Fistulas

Women can become pregnant and have normal pregnancy. However, if the symptoms outburst during pregnancy it may cause miscarriage, premature labor or low birth babies. You are recommended to conceive when the disease is in remission.

There is no way to prevent Crohn’s disease. One can ease the symptoms by modifying diet and lifestyle.

You must consult a doctor if you are having the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

One must consult a doctor who treats digestive diseases (gastroenterologist).

Crohn’s disease is not fatal but the complications of the disease can be serious.

Crohn’s flare is a sudden reappearance of symptoms.

Person with Crohn’s disease commonly suffer from episcleritis (eye disease). the patient may have blurred vision, dryness and redness in the eye.

Patient with Crohn’s disease must consume low fiber fruits, lean proteins, refined grains, non-cruciferous vegetables and oral supplements. Different foods are recommended in the remission period.

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 31 Mar, 2022.

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