Nutrition

The University of Maryland Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program and Digestive Diseases Center are now offering nutrition services to our patients. Our dietitian, Allison Maurer, works along side our physicians to develop nutrition therapy plans, and provide individualized nutrition counseling and education to patients with the following conditions:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Constipation

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Malabsorptive disorders

  • Malnutrition

  • Ostomy and hydration management

  • Short bowel syndrome

  • Parenteral nutrition (TPN) management

  • Celiac disease

  • Evaluation of nutrition support

  • Gastrectomies

  • Gastroparesis

  • Failure to thrive

  • Weight loss

  • Pre-surgery and post-surgery diets

Services Offered

Nutrition services offered through the IBD Program include:

  • Assessing patient's nutritional status

  • Monitoring weight changes

  • Answering patient's nutrition questions

  • Providing education on diets such as low fiber-low residual, high fiber, foods high in calcium and vitamin D, oral rehydration therapy, anti-reflux diet, ostomy diets and weight loss/weight gain

In addition, we also monitor the patient's nutritional status and offer extensive follow up care with our patients.

Nutrition Related Links

For more information about our services or treatment options or to refer a patient to the IBD Program, please call 410-706-3387.

This page was last updated: April 23, 2013

         
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