We found 20 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Alasadi has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, 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. Naser M Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Naser Khan sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Khan performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khan is 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. Frank C Chao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
490 Lake Street; Suite 101
Roselle, IL
 

Dr. Frank Chao is a family medicine practitioner. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Chao's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

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

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 sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Rantis has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Rantis obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Gnerlich honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with 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, Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Stutz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stutz is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Stutz's clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Stutz attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stutz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Arpi D Thukral, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Biesterfield Road; Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Arpi Thukral sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Thukral's clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and cervical cancer. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Thukral trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thukral honors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Radiation ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Kane is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Kane attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is 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. 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Guske is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Guske completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Guske average 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.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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

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

Dr. Stephen Grabowski practices general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Grabowski average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Grabowski is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Dr. Grabowski attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallace completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

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