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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO near Lake Forest, IL.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Alex Tosiou's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tosiou graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tosiou has an open panel.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Mark Blitstein's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Blitstein's areas of clinical interest consist of capsule endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Martini practices gastroenterology (digestive system). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martini include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Martini trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Martini's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tara Troy practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Troy's areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She graduated from Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Troy trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Troy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. John Nicholas N Gaetano, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Hepatology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. John Gaetano is a gastroenterology (digestive system) and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaetano's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gaetano is a graduate of New York Medical College. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency.

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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.