Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis are both types of chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
The Enterstomal Therapy department provides medical care, education and support to patients with ostomies (colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies). Certified enterstomal therapy nurses assist patients with skin care, appliance fitting, nutritional requirements and lifestyle changes. Enterstomal therapy nurses are graduates of an educational program accredited by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.
Stretta Treatment is a breakthrough technology for the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Stretta Treatment uses radio frequency energy administered through a small catheter to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing for the reduction or elimination of gastrointestinal reflux. Often times, lifestyle and diet management or medications can manage GERD symptoms, but for some, a minimally invasive technique such as Stretta Treatment or even surgery may be an option.
For more information or to find a physician who specializes in the Stretta Treatment, call HealthFinder at 456-5000.
This group offers education and support for people with celiac disease/ gluten intolerance. Meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the East Jefferson General Hospital Conference Center on the last Tuesday of January, April, August, and October. Registration is not required, and family members are invited to attend. For additional information, call (504) 503-4077.
This group provides education and support for those coping with the challenges of living with an ostomy. Meets bi-monthly, call (504) 503-4941 for dates.