Welcome to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Penn State Hershey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center (IBD Center) is a nationally-recognized facility dedicated solely to the diagnosis, treatment and eventual cure of patients suffering with inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

We at Penn State Hershey believe that IBD patients have unique and specialized needs. This demands a multi-specialty approach to provide the best care for this disease. Accordingly, we have organized and staffed our Penn State Hershey IBD Center with dedicated IBD medical experts from multiple specialties, all highly-trained and well experienced in the treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

We believe that this multi-specialty approach enables the Penn State Hershey IBD Center to offer multiple concurrent services in a single setting – an unequaled level of service currently available only at the Penn State Hershey IBD Center.

Penn State Hershey IBD Center in the News

abc27's Good Day PA

Drs. Walter Koltun and Andrew Tinsley talk inflammatory bowel disease on abc27's Good Day PA! with host Amy Kehm. Watch their segment here. After the show, they answered nearly 50 questions about IBD, treatment options, and more as part of a live web chat on abc27.com. View the questions and responses here. If you have a question for the IBD team, call our nurse navigator at 717-531-3998.

ImproveCareNow

ImproveCareNow is a network of more than sixty hospitals in the United States whose Pediatric Gastroenterology Divisions have joined together to collaborate on a project to improve the quality of care in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital has been a part of ImproveCareNow since 2012. Our participation in this network provides us with information and resources to further improve the health of our pediatric patients who suffer from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Over the past two years, significant improvements have been made, as evidenced in the video below. Click here to learn more about ImproveCareNow.