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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO near Lake Forest, IL.

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Dr. Alexander Steve Tosiou, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital; 800 N. Westmoreland Road, Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Alex Tosiou is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tosiou takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Tosiou graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Dr. Mark D Blitstein, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Mark Blitstein is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is especially interested in capsule endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Blitstein a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blitstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Tara N Troy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital; 800 N. Westmoreland Road, Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tara Troy specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Troy is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Troy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Troy is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Troy welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank G Martini, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital; 800 N. Westmoreland Road, Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Martini is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Martini is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Martini completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martini welcomes new patients.

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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.