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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagalwalla accepts. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan for residency.

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

Dr. Charles Allan Pratt, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 Se
Chiago, IL
 

Dr. C. Pratt is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Pratt's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Clinical interests for Dr. Pratt include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pratt is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Estella Alonso's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Alonso include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Alonso is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alonso is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Edward Fortunato Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 Se
Chiago, IL
 

Dr. John Fortunato is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Fortunato a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Fortunato focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Fortunato attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Lee Bass' medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass takes. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bass attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

Dr. Mark Fishbein practices pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave Dr. Fishbein an average rating of 0.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fishbein's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Peter F Whitington, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Whitington's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Whitington studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitington include liver transplant. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitington accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Whitington is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Liver Disease

Dr. Ruba Khader Azzam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5841 S Maryland Avenue # Mc1099; Mc 4065
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ruba Azzam works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests include pancreas problems, hepatobiliary disorders, and liver transplant. Dr. Azzam attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She is conversant in Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreas Problems, Liver Transplant

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brown, who practices in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: 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's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Gunasekaran graduated from Madras Medical College. He trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran 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

Dr. Saeed Mohammad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Saeed Mohammad's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. In his practice, Dr. Mohammad focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammad honors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Stacy A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5401 S Wentworth
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stacy Kahn's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kahn include inflammatory bowel disease. In addition to English, Dr. Kahn speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS).

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Maria Greene is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric hepatology (liver disease). Her areas of expertise consist of pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Greene's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Greene completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. She speaks Greek.

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

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

Dr. Valeria Cohran practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cohran has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohran accepts. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Adrienne M Scheich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2515 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Scheich's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scheich attended Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Scheich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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