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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 an adult gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Flamm include hepatitis C, endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), and hepatitis B. Dr. Flamm accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Flamm has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Strople's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Strople attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, 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 Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stevoff is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stevoff honors. Dr. Stevoff has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Miguel Saps is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Saps include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Saps is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Saps (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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.