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Welcome to the Shafran Gastroenterology Center

Welcome to Our Practice

Thank you for choosing Ira Shafran, M.D. and the Shafran Gastroenterology Center for your GI care. Our associates & staff take great pride in providing our patients with the highest quality medical care in a warm and friendly way, tailoring treatment to meet each patient’s specific needs. We are the 1st and only IBD Center-of-Excellence in Florida, and 1 of 17 nationally with the American Gastroenterological Association’s “Bridges-to-Excellence” recognition.

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease (CD) is an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It can occur in any section of the GI tract from the mouth to the anus, however, it affects the ileum (small intestine) & the colon (large intestine) in most cases.


Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation & ulcerations, only in the lining of the colon or rectum. It affects men & women equally, most commonly those between 15-30, presenting with cramps, diarrhea and rectal bleeding.

Certificate of Appreciation - 2012
IBD Center of Excellence
recognized by the
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) "Bridges to Excellence Program"
The First Center in Florida to be certified.
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