Irritable Bowel Syndrome

No one likes to talk about gastrointestinal problems.

But the fact is, if you suffer from annoying symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating and fluctuating bowel habits of constipation and diarrhea, you are not alone. Approximately one in 10 people suffer from the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) on a regular basis. In fact, it is the most commonly treated gastrointestinal disorder. While IBS is not a debilitating condition, doctors at Nebraska Medicine will work closely with you to help better manage and improve or alleviate your symptoms. Our goal is always to help you have more good days than bad, and preventing IBS from interfering with your daily activities.

Why Come to Nebraska Medicine to be Treated?

Doctors Who Specialize in Treating the Gut

Experts in their field, our doctors are board certified who will review your medical history and rule out other more serious causes such as celiac disease or inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Failing to get treatment for these conditions can result in serious health consequences.

You Receive A Personalized, Comprehensive Plan

Treatment for IBS is focused on managing the symptoms. Your treatment plan may include a combination of medications that can reduce symptoms, as well as dietary and lifestyle changes. Working closely with your doctor, and in some cases, a nutritionist, we will help you determine which foods trigger symptoms and which foods to add to alleviate symptoms. For instance, you may need to add more fiber to your diet to eliminate constipation. Your doctor may also offer recommendations such as exercise, smoking cessation and stress management to help reduce symptoms.

Highly Ranked Care

Nebraska Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best. Each year, U.S. News and World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty.

We are proud of our past recognitions as a high-performing hospital in Gastroenterology in the 2011-12 , 2013-14 and 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking as well as ranked nationally in Gastroenterology in the 2012-13 and 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking.