We found 36 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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

Dr. James Berman is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 and practices in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. In Dr. Gunasekaran's practice, he is particularly interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

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

Dr. John Venetos, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1100 W. Central Road; #309
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. John Venetos works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Venetos performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Venetos accepts Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Utpal Parekh is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parekh is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. For his professional training, Dr. Parekh completed a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, 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. Joseph Anthony Lagattuta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
303 E Army Trl Road; Suite 203
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Lagattuta's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Lagattuta an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lagattuta include pancreas problems, gastroscopy, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lagattuta graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Gloria Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kane's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in French. These areas are among Dr. Kane's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, feeding tube insertion, and polypectomy (polyp removal). She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Kane studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bradley Shapiro practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road; Suite 4500
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Alasadi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Alasadi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Sales, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. David Sales' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sales's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sales takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Problems, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Laser Treatment, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce D Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building, Northwest Gastroenterologists, S.c., A .
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Greenberg's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Greenberg average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Greenberg's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Greenberg obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Laser Surgery, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. John Moran, who practices in Addison, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moran include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and gastroscopy. Dr. Moran is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ball Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Barrett's ... (Read more)

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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. Dr. Muska's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. 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 has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Muska has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. Loren B White, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Loren White works as a gastroenterologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. White graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. White include polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Gastroscopy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Asad Aziz is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Aziz's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aziz accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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. Naser M Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Naser Khan practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. Dr. Khan attended Deccan College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Mitchell S Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mitchell Kaplan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

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

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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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