We found 24 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept First Health PPO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tilwalli include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Shivaji University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Tilwalli is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Allen Jerome Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3340 Oak Park Avenue; Suite 304
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Allen Rosenbaum specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Dr. Rosenbaum studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, Crohn's disease, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Manfred Werner Raiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Manfred Raiser's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Raiser is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Heidelberg University. In addition to English, Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Robert Charles Janda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 425
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Janda is a gastroenterologist in Hinsdale, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal problems, ulcers, and liver disease. Dr. Janda is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Janda has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Gallstones, Liver Disease, Laser Treatment, Colorectal Problems, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Ajay Bajaj works as an adult gastroenterologist in Burbank, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bajaj is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Bajaj attended medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Polish. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: ERCP, Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colon Problems

Dr. Jennie Ng Hsieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3722 So Harlem Ave----suite 102
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Jennie Ng is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ng's areas of expertise include liver disease and endoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ng accepts. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Liver Disease, Endoscopy

Dr. Sameer A Barkatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Barkatullah include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barkatullah attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Suriya Sastri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6900 Madison Street; Suite 102
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suriya Sastri is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sastri is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pancreas problems, ulcers, and liver disease. Dr. Sastri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sastri is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Sastri speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Pain, Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 380
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis' area of specialization is urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Valaitis performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Nawas focuses on esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nawas obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Abdul-Kader K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes is a general pediatrician. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhes include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Malhes is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Dr. William B Frymark Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #290
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. William Frymark is a specialist in general surgery. He works in La Grange, IL. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frymark accepts. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Skin Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Woznica include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Woznica is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Moran is a family medicine physician in La Grange, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Moran graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in La Grange, IL. Dr. Yousuf's areas of expertise include the following: gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Yousuf's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Freed, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Marc Freed is a pediatrician in Riverside, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freed include heart problems, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Freed is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Freed (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, Intestinal Problems, Behavior ... (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.