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

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

Dr. Michele Slogoff practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Slogoff include colorectal surgery procedures, hemorrhoids, and colorectal cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. She 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a family practitioner in Bartlett, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Rojas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rojas include heartburn, depression, and newborn care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rojas takes. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rojas speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rojas's office for an appointment.

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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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Winfield, IL and Bartlett, IL. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Woodard attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Woodard accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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 sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Rantis has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Rantis obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

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

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

Dr. Andrew Kramer is a specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kramer's clinical interests: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kramer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. James Kane is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Kane attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is 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. 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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Guske is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Guske completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Guske average 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.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon Surgery, Thyroid ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallace completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a homeopath and neonatologist. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. Dr. Ghosh is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ghosh has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for 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.