Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that affects the inner lining of the large intestine (the colon) and rectum, causing the tissue to become inflamed, leading to sores or ulcers. These ulcers tend to be long-lasting and may cause uncomfortable symptoms.
Once properly diagnosed, ulcerative colitis (UC) can be treated, and patients receive education about avoiding recurring bouts of UC and how to stay healthy.
Left untreated, UC can damage the colon to a degree that the colon must be removed. Avoiding surgery and providing timely treatment to calm inflammation, heal ulcers and reduce recurring symptoms is the goal for our gastroenterology specialists.