La Peer Health Systems Announces Launch of a New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Website

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The IBD Center of Excellence is specialized in the advanced surgical care and management of inflammatory bowel disease, led by a renowned team of gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons in Beverly Hills

Our goal is for the site to serve as a comprehensive resource for individuals suffering from inflammatory bowel disease.

La Peer Health Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website,, for a sub-division of the Beverly Hills surgery center known as the IBD Center of Excellence.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, is a complex condition that often requires both medical and surgical treatment. The IBD Center of Excellence houses a team of expertly trained gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons, able to provide versatile care for IBD depending upon the needs of each patient.

“Our goal is for the site to serve as a comprehensive resource for individuals suffering from inflammatory bowel disease,” said Dr. Mark Davidson, gastroenterologist and co-director of the IBD Center of Excellence. “By educating patients on the course of their disease and the treatment options available to them, we can help improve their overall quality of life.”

Though the underlying cause of IBD is not well understood, its potential symptoms and complications are well-established. Due to increased risk for various gastrointestinal problems, including bowel obstruction and colorectal cancer, it is important for patients with IBD to undergo routine follow-ups with their physician.

“Most patients experience sudden and severe flare-ups of symptoms followed by longer dormant periods of the disease,” explained Dr. Zuri Morrell, colorectal surgeon and co-director of the IBD Center of Excellence. “In some cases, chronic inflammatory damage results in complications within the digestive system that must be repaired surgically.”

When surgery is necessary, the doctors at the IBD Center of Excellence frequently utilize an advanced minimally invasive technique known as laparoscopy. This tissue-sparing method has tremendous benefits for patients, including reduced post-operative pain and accelerated recovery.

The IBD Center of Excellence is directed by renowned GI doctors, Mark Davidson, MD and Zuri Murrell, MD. Dr. Davidson is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, while Dr. Morrell is board-certified in colorectal and general surgery. Both have extensive experience in managing patients with chronic IBD, and are trained in the most advanced IBD surgical techniques when treating acute flare-ups or complications. The IBD Center of Excellence also has twelve additional gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons equally skilled in the comprehensive management of inflammatory bowel disease.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 47 world-renowned physicians in 13 specialties, we offer comprehensive medical treatment that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. Our 13 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

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