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So there's approximately 1.4 million people with inflammatory bowel disease as a whole in the United States. So about 50/50 Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which is another form of inflammatory bowel disease, anywhere between two to about 20% per hundred thousand life years. So very technical terms. Essentially, it's a fairly common disorder in the United States. In certain populations we see it more. In Caucasians in European western European, Jewish background we also see more prevalence of Crohn's disease.

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Omid Shaye, MD


  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Internist, Primary Care Doctor
  • Co-Director of Bariatric Gastroenterology at the Khalili Center
  • Expert on the specific gastroenterological needs of bariatric patients

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