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We found 11 gastroenterologists who accept Preferred Plan Inc. EPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Hector M Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez sees patients in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Muska's practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Muska attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Muska is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Aziz is professionally 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 is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Carl J Albun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Carl Albun's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albun include cancer screening, dysplasia, and liver disease. Dr. Albun is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Albun is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Upper Endoscopy, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, Cancer Screening, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics and practices in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorla include endoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gorla obtained her medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Gorla (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Endoscopy

Dr. Naser M Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Naser Khan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Richard Song, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Richard Song is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Song has indicated that his clinical interests include colonoscopy. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Song attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. Esperanza Garcia Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Catalan.

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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.