We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Cigna near Northbrook, IL.

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

Dr. Lee Bass is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bass include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bass's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Steven Lawrence Flamm, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Steven Flamm is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. These areas are among Dr. Flamm's clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), hepatitis C, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Flamm trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Strople, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strople include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Strople takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. 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 not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Christian Stevoff sees patients in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stevoff include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Stevoff performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stevoff takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stevoff's office for an appointment.

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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.