Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (VEO-IBD) Program
Infants and children who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from a very young age (younger than 5 years old) often have different symptoms than older children and adults with IBD. They also sometimes do not respond to traditional treatments for IBD. These children, who have what’s known as very early onset IBD (VEO-IBD), require specialized evaluation and targeted treatments.
The VEO-IBD is actively using video visits as an alternative to some in-person visits. For current patients, we are looking at every appointment and evaluating the best way to connect with you about your child’s care. For new patients or second opinions, telehealth may be an option. Please check with your health plan to confirm that your insurance covers video visits. Call us at 215-590-7423 and our staff will assist you. Read about video visits and other updates related to COVID-19, including changes to outpatient visits and elective surgeries, and more.
We have a multidisciplinary clinical and research team working together to design the most comprehensive care for your child. Our clinical team will see you together in our joint VEO-IBD clinic to deliver a personalized evaluation and care plan for your child. This team includes pediatric gastroenterologists, immunologists, IBD nurses, registered dieticians, behavioral psychologists, and social workers with expertise in VEO-IBD.
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Your child's team at the VEO-IBD Program includes doctors from several areas of the hospital who are collaborating to help provide the best possible care for children with VEO-IBD. Our team works closely with other departments including Immunology, Microbiome, and Genetics to discover new breakthroughs.