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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Kagalwalla is 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. Dr. Pratt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. His hospital/clinic 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 is open to 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alonso honors. Dr. Alonso has an open panel. 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. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fortunato 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. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fortunato's residency was performed 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bass include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bass's hospital/clinic 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 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Fishbein has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Fishbein a rating of 0.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His practice is open to 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include liver transplant. Patient ratings for Dr. Whitington average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitington takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Whitington's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatobiliary disorders, and liver transplant. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Azzam performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. In addition to English, 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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Brown's clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 sees patients in Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Scheich attended medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Scheich is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. He is especially interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gunasekaran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Gunasekaran's training includes residency programs 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. He is conversant in Tamil.

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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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Winfield, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Mohammad's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mohammad is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Kahn studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahn include inflammatory bowel disease. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She 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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric hepatology (liver disease). She works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Greene has a special interest in pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency. 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 has an open panel.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohran include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Cohran honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Cohran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.