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We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Peter C Rantis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Peter Rantis is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include anorectal surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rantis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Rantis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele Ilyse Slogoff, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
87 North Airlite; Suite 150
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Michele Slogoff is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Elgin, IL and Geneva, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Slogoff include colorectal surgery procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Slogoff attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Slogoff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Colorectal Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Raymond Rojas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Raymond Rojas is a family practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Rojas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rojas's clinical interests include heartburn, depression, and newborn care. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rojas is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Panic Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Owen Woodard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
820 Rt; 59 Ste A
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. David Woodard is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodard honors. Dr. Woodard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Guske Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Paul Guske's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Guske completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Guske is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon Surgery, Thyroid ... (Read more)

James M Kane Jr.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Mr. James Kane works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Patient ratings for Mr. Kane average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. Mr. Kane accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Kane completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew J Kramer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
87 North Airlite; Suite 150
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Kramer's area of specialization is general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kramer attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hemorrhoids, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan W Wallace, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
4885 Hoffman Boulevard; Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Wallace's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Hyperhidrosis, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
901 Center Street; Suite 209
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh's medical specialty is homeopathy and neonatology. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghosh has a special interest in sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ghosh's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Blood Tests, Allergies, Hearing Screening, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Premature Babies, Attention ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.