Alberto Peña, MD, Colorectal Center

  • Expert Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    The Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Cincinnati Children’s offers a focused, team approach for children with inflammatory bowel disease—conditions that include ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

    Only a small percentage of these patients need surgery. However, if your child’s gastrointestinal specialist believes that surgery may be beneficial, a surgeon from the Peña Colorectal Center will join the treatment team. Colorectal surgeons at Cincinnati Children’s are among a very few in the country who can perform minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgeries on children with inflammatory bowel disease.

    The surgeon and gastrointestinal specialist will see your child in one coordinated visit. Other care professionals, including a pathologist and nurse, are also important members of the treatment team. After a thorough examination and diagnostic testing, patients and their families receive an integrated treatment recommendation with input from all team members.