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We found 36 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Addison, IL.

Dr. Utpal Paul Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Utpal Parekh sees patients in Addison, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Parekh's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Parekh attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Gloria Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kane's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include esophageal cancer, feeding tube insertion, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kane at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Kane speaks French. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Proctoscopy, Biopsy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hector M Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez sees patients in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Dr. Richard Vincent Benya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Richard Benya's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Benya has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Benya is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. John Moran works as a gastroenterologist in Addison, IL. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ball Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Moran takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17 West 755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He graduated from Shivaji University and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Muska's practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Muska attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Muska is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Jack Leya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Jack Leya's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leya include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and peptic ulcer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leya accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow. In addition to English, Dr. Leya speaks Polish. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Anthony Lagattuta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
303 E Army Trl Road; Suite 203
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Lagattuta is a gastroenterologist in Bloomingdale, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lagattuta include pancreas problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lagattuta honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Lagattuta attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl J Albun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Carl Albun's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albun include cancer screening, dysplasia, and liver disease. Dr. Albun is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Albun is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Upper Endoscopy, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, Cancer Screening, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics and practices in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorla include endoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gorla obtained her medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Gorla (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Endoscopy

Dr. Jerrold L Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jerold Schwartz works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include polypectomy (polyp removal), crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Schwartz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Schwartz attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Clinical interests: Colon Problems, Upper Endoscopy, Polypectomy, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Sales, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. David Sales works as an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Sales attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sales takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Problems, Upper Endoscopy, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Laser ... (Read more)

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.