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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Cigna near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Steven Lawrence Flamm, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Steven Flamm is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Flamm's areas of expertise include hepatitis C, endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), and hepatitis B. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Flamm attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Flamm has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Upper Endoscopy, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Bass trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Strople is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strople include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Strople's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Strople attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Miguel Saps, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Miguel Saps is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Saps is professionally affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saps takes. After completing medical school at the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Saps (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Christian G Stevoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Christian Stevoff works as an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. Dr. Stevoff is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stevoff is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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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.