BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Health Central's Ulcerative Colitis Basics site presents information on the basics of ulcerative colitis including symptoms, diagnosis, management, and treatment. An explanation of the IPAA procedure, as well as a description of the common complications, can also be found here.

On’s inflammatory bowel disease site Amber Tresca (who has a j-pouch) guides readers with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and j-pouches. Topics change weekly and include articles such as: “New IBD Diagnosis? Start Here,” “Time for a Road Trip? How to Travel by Car” and “How to tell a good IBD website from a bad one.” You can also sign up for a newsletter delivered to your email every Monday.

Professional Organizations

The Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is an organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life for individuals affected by these diseases. The CCFA website features information describing ulcerative colitis, its treatments – including the surgical IPAA procedure, and its possible complications. The site also provides information on support services and tips for living a fulfilling life. The CCFA website also provides a brief summary of the surgical treatments for ulcerative colitis, including IPAA, and some of the common complications.