Angela Merlo MD

Angela Merlo, MD, is the owner and physician operator of the Digestive Health & Nutrition Center in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Dr. Merlo is a Gastroenterologist certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She provides consultation and treatment for a wide array of disorders that can afflict the human digestive system. These include such conditions as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis), and Barrett's esophagus. Dr. Merlo also treats ulcers, polyps, and cancers that attack the digestive system and diagnoses food intolerances to wheat, lactose, and sugars.

Effective diagnosis is a vital component of Dr. Angela Merlo's skill as a physician. Patients come to Dr. Merlo with puzzling complaints of abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, indigestion, gastrointestinal bleeding or anemia, and unexplained weight loss. In order to achieve effective diagnoses, Dr. Merlo provides individual attention to every patient and guarantees uncompromising personal care. She uses state-of-the-art technology to discover the cause of a patient's ailments and is dedicated to making diagnoses with non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. In keeping with this philosophy, Dr. Merlo does not sell products that promise automatic relief at her Digestive Health and Nutrition Center. Instead, after proper diagnosis she proposes an individualized treatment plan that balances personal nutrition with medical technology.

Dr. Angela Merlo earned her MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1982. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York in 1985 and her fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1987. In addition to her practice, Dr. Merlo is a devoted teacher of physicians in training, and because of her efforts achieved the status of Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Merlo opened her Digestive Health & Nutrition Center in 1990.