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We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Delphi near Elk Grove Village, IL.

Dr. Utpal Paul Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Utpal Parekh practices adult gastroenterology in Addison, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parekh accepts. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Parekh attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. James Berman is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Berman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Gunasekaran's areas of clinical interest consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gunasekaran attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shapiro has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska is a gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Muska attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muska has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Aziz attended medical school at Midwestern University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Robert H Aki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
605 W. Central Road; Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Robert Aki's specialty is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Aki average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Aki's clinical interests: breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Aki has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Aki & Pae Surgical Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems

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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.