Modera GI

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Modera GI David Lee, MD, MPH
David Lee, MD, MPH

Modera GI, located at 5575 Frisco Square Boulevard, Suite 220 in Frisco, is a gastroenterology clinic committed to excellence in patient care, providing accessible GI care, endoscopies, and treatments to patients in North Texas. Whether you come to the clinic for a routine colonoscopy or a digestive problem, the board certified GI physicians will ensure you get an accurate diagnosis and the best possible care.

Dr. David Lee, the current medical director of Modera GI, received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, and a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University School of Public Health. After his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, he completed a general gastroenterology fellowship and advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Prior to joining Modera GI, Dr. Lee worked in Dallas for several years, performing cutting-edge, innovative, minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. He is the first person in Texas to be certified for endoscopic ultrasound-guided portal pressure gradient (EUS-PPG) measurement for liver disease. Previously, the technology to measure that gradient was quite invasive. The benefit of the EUS-PPG is that it is less complicated with lower risk and more accurate results.

Dr. Lee’s arrival at Modera GI comes at a crucial time in the community. Due to the tremendous growth in population, gastroenterologists have been overwhelmed and patients have been forced to wait for months for an appointment.

“The job I’ve been tasked with at Modera GI is opening up a more streamlined pathway that allows patients to get regular screenings and other routine GI needs met,” said Dr. Lee.

Dr. Lee points out that colon cancer is the second most common cancer in both women and men in the U.S. behind lung cancer and the second most common cause of death.

“Gastroenterology has within its purview a very powerful preventative tool in terms of screening folks for colon cancer,” said Dr. Lee, “yet the occurrence of colon cancers remains stubbornly high with more than 250,000 cases each year, even though it is, in many cases, a preventable cancer.”

He adds that most colon cancers occur after age 45, and because of this, screening colonoscopy is now recommended at age 45, regardless of ethnicity. If no polyps are found and there is no family history, another screening isn’t recommended for 10 years. If polyps are present, then the timing of the next colonoscopy gets shortened concordantly.

“Colon screening is a tool that has been proven time and time again to decrease the incidence of cancer,” said Dr. Lee. “And it is no longer the scary, uncomfortable procedure it sometimes has the reputation of being. We are very good at making folks comfortable before, during, and after
their colonoscopy.”

Modera GI sets the industry standard for excellence. Patients can schedule visits Monday through Friday in clinic from 8 AM to 5 PM for procedures done at Medical City Surgery Center of Frisco. To schedule your screening or get more information, visit ModeraGI.com.


5575 Frisco Square Boulevard
Suite 100
Frisco, Texas 75034