Treatment and Prevention
Treating illness is only part of what gastroenterologists do at Mount Sinai Health System. Equally, if not more, important is learning how to prevent disease or intercept it at an early enough stage to prevent complications or avoid the need for intensive treatments.
In this report, you’ll learn about our discovery that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have a years-long preclinical phase in which immune and inflammatory pathways are measurably altered. While these alterations do not produce symptoms right away, they do yield biomarkers that could someday be used to predict and prevent these diseases.