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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Beech Street PPO near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Dr. Hector M Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hernandez's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Berman trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for his residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Gunasekaran's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Tamil.

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Tilwalli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tilwalli's office for an appointment. After attending Shivaji University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Weiss Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Ajay Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Ajay Bajaj works as an adult gastroenterologist in Burbank, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bajaj's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Bajaj attended medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Polish.

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Clinical interests: ERCP, Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colon Problems

Dr. Esperanza Garcia Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics and practices in Maywood, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Catalan. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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.