OA Dr. Alexis Freitas, F.E.B.S.
European surgeon for coloproctology Attending Physician in the Wiener Privatklinik
Senior Physician at Göttlicher Heiland Hospital
Profilfoto Dr. Alexis Freitas

Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis

What symptoms are caused by chronic inflammatory bowel disease? Chronic inflammatory bowel disease bowel disease can cause a variety of abdominal symptoms. Typically, they show up in the form of recurring abdominal pain and bloody-slimy diarrhoea.

How is chronic inflammatory bowel disease detected? Diagnosis is made by clinical examination, stool examination, blood test, as well as endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy) with tissue sampling and subsequent histological examination.

Does chronic inflammatory bowel disease need to be operated on? No. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are treated by the gastroenterologist using modern, conservative, non-surgical, therapeutic measures.

When do you need to have surgery for chronic inflammatory bowel disease? In the case of complications from inflammatory bowel disease, such as fistulas, constrictions in the intestine, tumours, etc., a surgical rehabilitation must be performed.