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ARC Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program

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What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the intestinal tract and can negatively impact your quality of life. Symptoms related to IBD can vary from mild to severe and can include abdominal pain, bloody stools, persistent diarrhea, weight loss, and other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. These symptoms can be associated with non-GI symptoms such as joint pain, mouth ulcers, eye inflammation, and more.

When you come to ARC for IBD treatment, you can be assured you will receive dedicated care from our IBD experts based on modern, evidence-based medical practices. Our goal is to develop a personalized treatment plan that will help bring relief to your digestive system and improve your quality of life.

Meet our IBD team

Meet our incredible team of experts committed to improving the lives of our patients with IBD. Our team consists of highly trained, compassionate providers who are experienced in the latest IBD treatment advancements and work closely with your primary care provider to coordinate your care.

Sujaata R. Dwadasi, MD, IBD Gastroenterologist

Sujaata R. Dwadasi, MD
Board Certified, Gastroenterology, specializing in IBD
Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Arielle C. DuBose, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Colorectal Surgeon

Arielle C. DuBose, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery

Diagnosis and evaluation

Our experienced gastroenterology team carefully evaluates and conducts diagnostic tests to properly diagnose patients with IBD. Some of the standard tests we use to determine if you have IBD include blood tests, stool samples, imaging, and endoscopy and/or colonoscopy.

Treatments for IBD

Your ARC gastroenterologist will recommend treatment options depending on the severity of your IBD. Treatment options may include infusion therapy and/or drug-based management to control inflammation in the GI tract and/or surgery to help you achieve remission.

Dietary adjustments may also be recommended to help alleviate symptoms. However, it's important to note there is currently no evidence to support the use of dietary changes as a cure for IBD.

Not managing, or improperly managing your IBD can lead to serious complications, including worsening inflammation, colon cancer, emergent surgeries and hospitalizations, and other severe health problems.


Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease occurs when there is redness and swelling (inflammation) and sores along your digestive tract.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is when the lining of your large intestine (the colon or large bowel) and your rectum become red and swollen (inflamed).

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Locations & Providers

  • ARC Medical Plaza Specialty
    1401 Medical Parkway
    Building B, Suites 200, 211, & 220
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
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    • Arielle C. DuBose, MD, FACS, FASCRS
      Arielle DuBose, MD, FACS, FASCRS
      Arielle C. DuBose, MD, FACS, FASCRS
      General Surgery Anal/RectalHernia RepairBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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  • ARC Northwest Hills Specialty
    6818 Austin Center Boulevard
    Suite 205
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • Sujaata R. Dwadasi, MD
      Sujaata Dwadasi
      Sujaata R. Dwadasi, MD
      Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 18 - 99

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