Ileitis in Florida
Ready to Consult a GI Physician?Find a Provider
What is ileitis?
Ileitis is a problem characterized by discomfort or swelling of the ileum, which is the last part of the small intestine and connects to the large intestine. Signs and symptoms of ileitis can include the following:
- Cramping or aching in one's abdomen, as well as fistulas (unusual channels that grow between parts of the intestine)
- Unplanned or unexplained weight loss
Ileitis may be caused by a multitude of diseases, with Crohn’s disease being the most common. Alternate culprits may include infections, side effects of ischemia, NSAIDs, and unusual growths. Should you require treatment for ileitis in Florida, help is nearby. Get the care you deserve by connecting with a GI provider at your closest Gastroenterology Associates of Florida location at your earliest convenience.
How is ileitis diagnosed?
Diagnosing the main cause of ileitis is vital to effectively address this GI condition and to the treatment method selected by your doctor. Your specialist will review your medical history and perform a complete physical exam. A series of exams may also be conducted to verify the diagnosis, including stool analysis, X-rays, barium X-rays of the small intestine, CT scan, colonoscopy (a narrow lighted tube is inserted into the anus for a close examination), and/or biopsy.
If you are concerned that ileitis might be the source of your pain, reach out to Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to consult with a GI provider who can provide you with a proper treatment plan.
How is ileitis treated?
Based on the results of the diagnostic assessments, ileitis can be treated and managed through medications like anti-inflammatories, antidiarrheal and immune-suppressing medications, and supplements. Surgical intervention might be considered if symptoms are not controlled with medications or complications develop. A surgical procedure may be employed to remove damaged section(s), and/or correct intestinal bleeding. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, keep a healthy diet, and quit or avoid smoking. To learn more about the treatments for ileitis in Florida, contact us to schedule an appointment with any of our gastroenterologists.
Find relief from chronic inflammation
You shouldn't have to suffer from inflammation and pain on a daily basis. To find out more about ileitis treatment options in Florida and the lifestyle improvements that can help you recover, contact our group of gastrointestinal providers at your earliest convenience. We encourage you to contact Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to reserve an appointment.
Knowledgeable and thorough. I would highly recommend him.
He's a awesome doctor and very caring I'm very happy with him his demeanor is very very professional and nice.
Everyone was so professional and everyone had so much patience
I had tried to get an appointment with another gastro physician twice and was told he had no appointment time for my visit for two months. I had a serious problem because of radiation I was receiving which made me very nauseous and unable to eat. Despite the problem I described to that physician’s assistant he had no time?! I wondered about the oath he had given when becoming a physician to save lives! Dr. Steinberg saw me at 8am the next morning (!) following my call to his office. He prescribed medication for the nausea and I can now eat once more! A great doctor, thank you, Dr. Steinberg!
Dr. Hurwitz is an excellent, knowledgeable doctor. He cares for his patients as he tries to find alternatives to treat your problem. He explains clearly the steps you need to follow to improve your gastro health issue. I strongly recommend Dr. Hurwitz.