We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana POS near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Berman at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Berman's residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He is especially interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He 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. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shapiro include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, 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. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road; Suite 4500
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, who practices in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alasadi is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alasadi trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Alasadi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to 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. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muska honors. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Muska trained 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 Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Aziz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Aziz's 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. Naser M Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Naser Khan works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. He studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Khan's residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Rantis's areas of expertise include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Rantis is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Maywood, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gnerlich include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Kane is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kane's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Guske's hospital/clinic 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. Guske honors. Dr. Guske graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a general surgery specialist. His clinical interests include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Grabowski obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Chao is a Roselle, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Chao is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chao trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao honors. Dr. Chao 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. Robert H Aki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
605 W Central Road; Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Robert Aki is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Aki's clinical interests include breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center and Aki & Pae Surgical Associates. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Aki has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems

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. Patients rated Dr. Wallace highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Wallace attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

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

Dr. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 601 A, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh's areas of specialization are homeopathy and neonatology. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Ghosh's clinical interests: sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. She is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghosh trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Blood Tests, Allergies, Hearing Screening, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Premature Babies, Attention ... (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.

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