We found 46 gastroenterologists who are physicians near Grayslake, IL.

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Mark D. Blitstein, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology (Digestive System), Adult Gastroenterology, General Practice
Average rating 4.34 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 259 Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Alexander S. Tosiou, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology (Digestive System), General Practice
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1475 Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
Frank G. Martini, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology (Digestive System), General Practice
Average rating 4.07 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1475 Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
Dr. John Edward Fortunato Jr. MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology (Liver Transplant Medicine)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 225 Chicago Av, Chicago, IL 60611
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition issues
Dr. Monica S. Borkar MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.13 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 2150 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, IL 60026
Clinical Interests: ablation, colorectal cancer, colonoscopy ... (Read more)
Dr. Fred B. Rosenberg M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 20 Tower Court, Gurnee, IL 60031
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
John N Gaetano, MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System), General Practice
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1475 Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
Dr. Adrienne M. Scheich MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: Techny, Northbrook, IL 60062
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
Ryan P Merkow, MD
Specializes in Oncology (Cancer Care), Gastroenterology (Digestive System), Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Practice
Address: 675 Saint Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611
David Ari Labowitz DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 225 Milwaukee Av, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Clinical Interests: colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease ... (Read more)
Dr. Jonathan Alan Rosenberg M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 20 Tower Court, Gurnee, IL 60031
Clinical Interests: ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), colonoscopy, liver disease ... (Read more)
Dr. Walter Reid Glaws D O
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1025 Red Oak Lane, Lindenhurst, IL 60046
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
Dr. Lesley Rhee MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2160 1st Av, Proviso Twp, IL 60153
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
Shailesh Bajaj MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 225 Milwaukee Av, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Clinical Interests: ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), colonoscopy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) ... (Read more)
Dr. Eduardo De Jesus Villa M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1945 Wilson Av, Chicago, IL 60640
Clinical Interests: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) ... (Read more)
Abdus Samad Soudagar, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology (Digestive System), Adult Gastroenterology, General Practice
Average rating 4.29 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 800 Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient's body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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