We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Alliance near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Sean Christopher Glasgow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 N Mason Road; Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sean Glasgow is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Glasgow's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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All Interests: Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven R Hunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Hunt is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunt include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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All Interests: Cystocele, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Enterocele, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew G Mutch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Mutch works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Mutch is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mutch takes. Dr. Mutch is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Prolapse, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Genetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexandra Marin Gutierrez, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez honors. Dr. Gutierrez is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gutierrez completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Elisa H Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building Two
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Elisa Birnbaum's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Rolla, MO. In Dr. Birnbaum's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Birnbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Genetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Edward Wise, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Wise specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Wise's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wise trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Polyps, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.
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