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

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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' areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. These areas are among Dr. Rantis's clinical interests: groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rantis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Woodard works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Winfield, IL and Bartlett, IL. Dr. Woodard's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Woodard welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raymond Rojas is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rojas average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rojas's clinical interests: heartburn, depression, and newborn care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Rojas is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rojas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

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

Dr. James Kane's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Kane attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paul Guske is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Guske is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Guske is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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

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

Dr. Andrew Kramer's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kramer include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kramer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kramer graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Michele Slogoff's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in Elgin, IL and Geneva, IL. In Dr. Slogoff's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, hemorrhoids, and colorectal cancer. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Slogoff has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Wallace works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wallace's clinical interests: colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Wallace is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 specializes in homeopathy and neonatology and practices in Elgin, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. 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 St. Alexius Medical Center. Her training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghosh is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.

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