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We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana POS near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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

Dr. Rameez Alasadi specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. Alasadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. James Berman works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berman obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran sees patients in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended Madras Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gunasekaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Muska average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muska is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muska graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aziz include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Aziz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Aziz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is 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. Carl J Albun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Carl Albun specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Albun completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, dysplasia, and liver disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Naser Khan, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Khan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Peter C Rantis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Peter Rantis is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include anorectal surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rantis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Rantis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Gnerlich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
800 Biesterfield Road; Cancer Center Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Gnerlich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gnerlich include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gnerlich honors. Dr. Gnerlich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct Cancer, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank C Chao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
490 Lake Street; Suite 101
Roselle, IL
 

Dr. Frank Chao's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Chao graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), minor surgery, and skin biopsy. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Guske Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Paul Guske's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Guske completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. His average patient rating is 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Guske is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon Surgery, Thyroid ... (Read more)

James M Kane Jr.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Mr. James Kane works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Patient ratings for Mr. Kane average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. Mr. Kane accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Kane completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally 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. Jonathan W Wallace, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Wallace's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Hyperhidrosis, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Aki specializes in general surgery and practices in Arlington Heights, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Aki attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His clinical interests include breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Aki's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aki takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is 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

Dr. Stephen Tad Grabowski, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 205, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Grabowski's area of specialization is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Grabowski average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and breast issues. Dr. Grabowski is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Grabowski trained at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colectomy, Upper Endoscopy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (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.