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Dr. Estella Maria Alonso, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Estella Alonso's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She practices in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Alonso is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Alonso is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Research, Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

Dr. Hector M Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez sees patients in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Hernandez attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 0.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fishbein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fishbein is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Valeria Cornell Cohran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Valeria Cohran is a pediatric gastroenterologist. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Cohran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohran is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Short Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass practices pediatric gastroenterology in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bass include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bass is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. Dr. Gunasekaran studied medicine at Madras Medical College. He trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3rd Floor East
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Strople works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenview, IL. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strople takes. Dr. Strople is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jeffrey B Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brown's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Maria Triantafyllopoulou Greene, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Greene's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric hepatology (liver disease). She practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Greene's areas of clinical interest consist of pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greene honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Dr. Greene's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Swallowing Problems, Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1900 West Polk Street; 11th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago), and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2-e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla sees patients in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include endoscopy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Gorla obtained her medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gorla (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Gorla is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopy

Dr. Barry K Wershil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barry Wershil's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Wershil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for his residency. Dr. Wershil has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Esperanza Garcia Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2-e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. She practices in Maywood, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez attended the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Catalan.

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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.
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