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We found 35 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Addison, IL.

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

Dr. Hector Hernandez's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Utpal Parekh practices adult gastroenterology in Addison, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parekh accepts. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Parekh attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Kane speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include esophageal cancer, feeding tube insertion, and polypectomy (polyp removal). She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Kane attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kane is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. James Berman is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Berman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Berman's 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. Richard Vincent Benya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Richard Benya specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Chicago, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He has a special interest in heartburn, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Benya honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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. He is professionally 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. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Gunasekaran's areas of clinical interest consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gunasekaran attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Tamil.

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

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

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Shivaji University, he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tilwalli's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. John Moran's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and gastroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ball Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Barrett's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Her clinical interests encompass endoscopy. Dr. Gorla accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Andhra Medical College, she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gorla (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Gorla is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Endoscopy

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

Dr. Bradley Shapiro specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shapiro has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Muska attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muska has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and peptic ulcer. Dr. Leya is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Leya's hospital/clinic 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lagattuta include pancreas problems, gastroscopy, and celiac disease. Dr. Lagattuta is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ajay Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17 West 755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Ajay Bajaj is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Bajaj average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Bajaj is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: ERCP, Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colon Problems

Dr. Esperanza Garcia Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez is a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician in Maywood, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Catalan. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Garcia-Alvarez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. David Sales works as an adult gastroenterologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sales include polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Sales performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Sales average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sales accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Problems, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Laser Treatment, Colonoscopy, ... (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.