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 detailed understanding of the normal action of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine, 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 ulcers disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, IBS, and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology.
At the Center For Integrative and Traditional Medicine, Scott David Lippe, M.D. specializes in Gastroenterology. He is a highly skilled physician who provides patients with experienced, compassionate care.
He has also received many awards for his ongoing work and research in the field. Dr. Lippe specializes in treating morbid obesity using diet modification and management, medication, and referral for laparoscopic surgery if needed.
Other services our Gastroenterologist provides include digital colonoscopy, gastroscopy, comprehensive cancer screening, endoscopic ultrasound, capsule endoscopies, and liver disease treatment.
Our caring staff is dedicated to providing in-depth, compassionate care and always makes time to listen to patients and make sure all of their questions are answered.