We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Choice near Park Ridge, IL.

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Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1675 Dempster Street, Yacktman Pavilion; 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. James Berman is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Berman completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1675 Dempster Street; Y3 - 254
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. He has a special interest in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Strople works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Dr. Strople's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Messod Michael Michael Abecassis, MBA, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Abecassis works as a transplant surgeon in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Abecassis honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Abecassis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Abecassis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo's specialty is transplant surgery. His clinical interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Caicedo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Valaitis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Paul Fryer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fryer sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of liver cancer, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Dr. Fryer is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fryer welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Moen, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1875 Dempster Street; Suite 665
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Moen's specialty is urogynecology. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Moen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Moen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Moen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Stutz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 S Northwest Highway; Suite 207
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stutz is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Stutz's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Janusz M Dudek, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5528 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Janusz Dudek sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Jagiellonian University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Dudek trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dudek's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and metabolic disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Dudek average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Dudek speaks Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Dudek's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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