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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. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt's residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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; she sees patients in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alonso include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alonso honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alonso's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fortunato has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally 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. Dr. Fortunato honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. In Dr. Bass's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass honors. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bass attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Bass's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 West Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center -, Suite 2-e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is professionally 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Fishbein is 0.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishbein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Fishbein is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitington include liver transplant. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Whitington is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Whitington trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Azzam's medical residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Her areas of expertise consist of pancreas problems, hepatobiliary disorders, and liver transplant. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Azzam speaks 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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Adrienne Scheich's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She graduated from Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Scheich include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scheich honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scheich is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran is conversant in Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. Dr. Mohammad honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mohammad's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Maria Greene works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric hepatologist in Chicago, IL. Before performing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Greene attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Her clinical interests encompass pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greene speaks Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohran include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Cohran is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Jennifer Strople is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. In her practice, Dr. Strople focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Strople's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Strople has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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.