Mark Pimentel, MD, leads the Gastrointestinal Motility Program and Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai.
Research at Cedars-Sinai is bringing hope to patients seeking a cause and a cure for their IBS. With your support, we can expand our efforts and accelerate the pace of discovery. Join us by making a gift today.
Until recently, a patient diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was likely to be prescribed antidepressant medication and sent to a psychologist. IBS was thought to be primarily stress–induced.
At Cedars-Sinai, we understand that this disease is not "in your head" which is why we are focusing our efforts on identifying the causes.
The IBS Sequence
Our scientists have mapped out a large part of the sequence of events that lead to IBS. We now know that food poisoning, bacteria in the gut, the immune system and gut nerves can all play a role. Learn more below.
This is only the beginning. The need for more answers is urgent, and peer–reviewed research will be the key to unlocking the mysteries behind this disease.
Unfortunately, funding from public sources is limited. With new discoveries on the horizon we need private funding from supporters like you to continue our quest for answers.
Invest in tomorrow's breakthroughs and a brighter future for IBS patients. Make a gift to Cedars-Sinai's IBS Research Fund.