Gastroenterology Procedures in New Jersey
The Digestive Health & Nutrition Center has two convenient locations in Lawrenceville and Princeton, New Jersey where you can receive the exceptional care you deserve. Angela Merlo, MD is an experienced Gastroenterologist and expert in performing a wide array of specialized procedures to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders in adults and children.
What are the Benefits of Gastrointestinal Procedures?
Gastrointestinal procedures are conducted to aid in the diagnosis of illnesses, screen for the presence of illness when no symptoms are present, and provide treatment. Many of the procedures performed by Dr. Merlo are non-invasive or minimally invasive, and can be completed at the offices of the Digestive Health & Nutrition Center. Other procedures, such as colonoscopy and endoscopy, are performed at the surgery center in Princeton where sedation is available to eliminate discomfort. All procedures enable Dr. Merlo to provide an enhanced diagnosis of your illness so she can offer you a comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Merlo is dedicated to providing you with the most thorough examinations possible. Gastroenterology procedures such as polyp removal are proven to be effective in preventing the development of serious illness such as colon cancer.
Dr. Merlo offers the following diagnostic tests and procedures for patients suffering with a variety of digestive disorders:
- Bacterial Overgrowth Tests
- Body Composition Analysis
- Breath Tests
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Esophageal Manometry Test
- Genetic Tests (My Risk)
- Lactose Tolerance Tests
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
- pH Monitoring
- Polypectomy (Polyp Removal)
Is a Gastrointestinal Procedure Necessary for Me?
Dr. Merlo will consult with you and discuss the symptoms that have brought you to her Digestive Health & Nutrition Center. Symptoms such as abdominal pain, indigestion, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating are not only uncomfortable but can indicate digestive disorders. Dr. Merlo will review your medical history and conduct a physical examination. Dr. Merlo may recommend one or more procedures to aid in the diagnosis of your illness. If a procedure is warranted, Dr. Merlo will explain the procedure in detail and address your concerns so you will comfortable with the decision. Treatment plans often include nutritional counseling and lifestyle changes to help manage your illness with a minimum of prescription medication.
If you or your children have symptoms suggesting a digestive disorder or you are seeking an expert adult or pediatric Gastroenterologist to perform an indicated procedure, contact the Digestive Health & Nutrition Center in Lawrenceville or Princeton, New Jersey for an appointment with Dr. Merlo.