Dr. Bradley Trope, originally from South Africa, received his gastroenterology training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Trope relocated to Southwest Florida in July 2005, when he joined Associates in Digestive Health. He brings with him expertise in endoscopic ultrasound, and diagnostic/therapeutic endoscopy.
Dr. Trope has an interest in integrative gastroenterology and will complete his Integrative Medicine Fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Trope uses an integrative gastroenterology approach to treat his patients’ digestive symptoms and conditions with the best evidence-based practices that enhance conventional care. His goal is for his patients to achieve optimal digestive health and wellness as well as help them with disease prevention.
Integrative gastroenterology is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect the patients’ digestive health.
Dr. Trope’s integrative gastroenterology approach includes a focus on food as medicine—how his patients’ diets play a role in controlling inflammation levels, balancing blood sugar, regulating cardiovascular health (including blood pressure and cholesterol levels), and helping the digestive organs process and eliminate waste.