Skip to main content

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS & SIBO) Specialist

Gastro Center of Maryland -  - Gastroenterologist

Gastro Center of Maryland

Irritable bowel syndrome patients in the greater Maryland area should visit the Gastro Center of Maryland for help with their symptoms and to discuss the possibility of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  At Gastro Center of Maryland, board-certified physicians provide their patients with the latest therapeutic options available. Gastro Center of Maryland offers services to patients who live in the greater DMV area. To schedule a consultation, call 410-290-6677 or book an appointment online today! 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS & SIBO) Q & A

What causes irritable bowel syndrome?

There are many different theories regarding the cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In people with IBS, there may be a malfunction in the nerve pathways that relay signals from the brain to the intestines, resulting in painful muscle spasms in the small intestine and colon. Spasms in the intestines and colon can result in diarrhea. The reverse may also occur, resulting in painful bouts of constipation. Constipation often leads to bloating and general abdominal discomfort can become be troubling. Irritable bowel syndrome may also lead to extremely sensitive intestines that react to certain triggers such as foods or bacteria. In some cases, treatment involves avoiding foods triggers that cause symptoms.  

How is irritable bowel syndrome treated?

The foods triggers and sensitivities in people with IBS vary from person to person and therefore the foods that are avoided may be different for each person.  The symptoms and their severity vary with each patient. Common triggers are stress and certain foods, including:

  • Dairy
  • Gluten
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Fatty foods/Fried foods
  • Beans
  • Cruciferous Vegetables (Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli)
  • Artificial sweeteners

Can irritable bowel syndrome be effectively managed?

Irritable bowel syndrome can be a debilitating disease. It can adversely affect a person's quality of life. Once a person has identified their individual symptoms and triggers, they can take the necessary steps to control the disorder. The symptoms can range from mild to severe and depend on the trigger. Managing the diet and avoiding trigger foods is the first step in managing IBS. The patient and doctor must work hand in hand to create a diet plan that provides adequate nutrition while limiting the trigger foods. A nutritionist may also be involved in the treatment plan. Close monitoring and care from your provider at the Gastro Center of Maryland can eliminate symptoms and improve one’s quality of life.

Custom testimonials

  • "Everyone at the office is wonderful"

    —Anne S.

  • "The Annapolis office was a delight to visit. Everyone answered my questions and calmed my fears. I have no problem with my doctor conducting my procedure in a few weeks."


  • "I have been happy with the staff and care I've received here so far satisfied with my overall experience"

    —BONNIE K.

  • "Highly recommend Dr. Rosenbloom. I went to see him with some concerns and had a ton of anxiety and fear. "

    —BRETT C.

  • "All of the staff are really nice and helpful. Colleen Abell is so easy to talk to, she listens to what you have to say and is determined to help with the any concerns ..."


  • "Dr. Rosenbloom is the best . He takes the time to listen and after suffering for 3 yrs going back and forth to my primary. Dr . Rosenbloom figured out exactly what I ..."


  • "Very friendly each and everyone is ready to help you at every step. I love going there."

    —ASHVIN S.

  • "Been a patient for about a year now. Dr. Castillo is fantastic, along with Colleen. She was very attentive to my concerns and showed a lot of compassion. Would highly ..."

    —ANGELA O.




Choose your preferred location




7120 Minstrel Way, Suite #100 & #211, Columbia, MD 21405

7130 Minstrel Way, Suite #217, Columbia, MD 21405




3407 Olandwood Court, Suite #102, Olney, MD 20832




6502 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite #100, Riverdale, MD 20737



Timonium / Lutherville

1212 York Rd, Suite B201, Lutherville, MD 21093