Digestive & Liver Disease Patient Stories

Patients who face challenging digestive or liver diagnoses don't do so alone. The Cedars-Sinai Digestive and Liver Diseases team supports them every step of the way, from compassionate clinical care to groundbreaking research and treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and other chronic conditions. Learn more about the dedicated attention patients have received from California's most advanced center for gastrointestinal disorders.

Ashley Walkley doesn't settle. She especially doesn't settle for feeling sick and being told there are no answers. She got the answers and treatment she needed to take her life back.

For Julia Philbrick, life revolves around family, friends and volleyball—not Crohn's disease.

Pam Emmer traveled from Iowa to Los Angeles with a dream that is far from the usual: to find out why she'd been so sick for 5 years and to get better.

Natalie Harris Brown has been living with Crohn's disease for 21 years, and there are some things she'd like everyone to know about the condition.