Dr. Mark DeLegge’s focus is on gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Procedure for Chronic Acid Reflux Disease, and pancreas disease. Dr. DeLegge also has a special interest in nutrition. Dr. DeLegge treats patients with complex nutrition problems, such as patients with a feeding tube in place, IV nutrition or major problems with digestion or nutrition. Dr. DeLegge also treats unusual and common causes for nutrition problems such as syliac disease, patients who have had most of their small intestine removed because of a disease such as Crohn’s Disease. Common causes for nutrition problems include: elderly patients who are losing weight because of depression, patients whose teeth are not in good shape which affects their ability to chew and swallow, patients who believe they’re eating too much and are trying to cut back to correct the health effects of obesity such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and bone disease.
Dr. DeLegge is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition. He manages patients with complex medical problems such as malabsorption and short bowel syndrome. He also is the specialist for placement of feeding tubes in the gastrointestinal tract, and the subsequent management of those patients. His nutrition research focuses on nutritional assessment, parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition.
Dr. DeLegge is also very active in gastroenterology. In additional to the diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, he is also very active in the fields of hemorrhoid treatment, gastrointestinal fistula treatment, gastrointestinal stenting, endoscopic treatment of GERD and Barrett's esophagus, and stricture/achalasia dilation. He is very active in the development of new endocopic techniques, especially in the field of the endoscopic management of obesity.