Angela Merlo, MD, Gastroenterologist and Pediatric Gastroenterologist with Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC

Get to know Gastroenterologist and Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Angela Merlo, who serves the population of Connecticut.

Dr. Angela Merlo practices at her Digestive Health & Nutrition Center and is affiliated with the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro and Capital Health Medical Center. ┬áDr. Angela Merlo is a very experienced Gastroenterologist, having been in practice for more than two decades. Her career in medicine began in 1982, when she graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. A residency followed at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, and fellowship was then completed at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Merlo has demonstrated a commitment to education throughout her career and has devoted time to instructing medical students as well as resident physicians in training and physician colleagues.

Board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Merlo provides diagnosis and treatment for adults and children with digestive disorders. This means that she treats a very wide range of digestive conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS, bacterial overgrowth, food allergies, acid reflux, stomach ulcers, diverticulitis, colon polyps and cancer. Expert procedures carried out by her include colonoscopy, upper endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach, and capsule endoscopy of the small intestine.

Dr. Merlo is renowned for her accurate diagnostic skills, and for her use of the very latest technology, bringing excellent results for her patients. She has devoted her career to helping people of all ages enhance their health by offering the finest and most comprehensive medical services available. She also helps her patients manage their digestive conditions and improve their nutrition, thereby reducing or negating the need for medication.

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs are part of the study of Gastroenterology.

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