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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 in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Kagalwalla's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Stacy Kahn is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahn graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kahn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. She has received distinctions including Fellow, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship; Best Basic Science Faculty Abstract, University of Chicago Pediatrics; and Selectee, AGA Academic Skills Workshop. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Kahn is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. C. Pratt is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. Dr. Pratt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Pratt attended Tufts University School of Medicine. 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. 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Alonso has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and 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's 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: 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fortunato include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Fortunato is rated highly by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid.

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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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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 areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. After completing medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Mark Fishbein specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fishbein is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 0.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fishbein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He welcomes 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chicago, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitington include liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Whitington obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Whitington is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brown is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Brown is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is not accepting 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Scheich focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scheich's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Scheich is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for her residency.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. He has a special interest in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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. Ruba Khader Azzam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5841 S Maryland Avenue # Mc1099; Mc 4065
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ruba Azzam's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatobiliary disorders, and liver transplant. Dr. Azzam graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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. Saeed Mohammad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Saeed Mohammad's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. 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 is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric hepatology (liver disease); she sees patients in Chicago, IL. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Greene include pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Greek. 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 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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cohran's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. 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. 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 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.
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