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dr.-mark-david-blitstein-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

800 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 295-1300

Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Cancer Screening, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Blitstein practices adult gastroenterology in Lake Forest, IL, Chicago, IL, and Grayslake, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In Dr. Blitstein's practice, he is particularly interested in colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts United Healthcare PPO, United Healthcare POS, and United Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blitstein has received the following distinction: Castle Connolly Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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dr.-david-m-shapiro-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 225
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 295-1300; (847) 724-4536

Clinical interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Shapiro is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include stomach cancer, biliary endoscopy (ERCP), and esophageal cancer. Dr. Shapiro honors Viant, Aetna POS, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and more. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro is open to new patients.

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dr.-john-wanyama-matseshe-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

890 Garfield Avenue; #103
Libertyville, IL
(847) 680-5858

Clinical interests: crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, biliary stone removal, colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Matseshe is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Matseshe include endoscopic ultrasound, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Matseshe honors TRICARE, Coventry, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Makerere University College of Health Sciences and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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dr.-robert-allen-hadesman-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

890 Garfield Avenue; #103
Libertyville, IL
(847) 680-5858

Clinical interests: biliary stone removal, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, esophogeal gastro duodenoscopy, feeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Hadesman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), endoscopic ultrasound, and colon polyps. Dr. Hadesman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Commercial Insurances, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and TRICARE. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hadesman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Advocate Condell Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

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dr.-philip-nana-adjei-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

890 Garfield Avenue; #103
Libertyville, IL
(847) 680-5858

(Average of 1 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: colon polyps, biliary stone removal, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, esophogeal gastro ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Adjei specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Libertyville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of hemorrhoids, colon polyps, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Advocate Condell Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital and Mayo Clinic, Dr. Adjei attended the University of Ghana Medical School. Aetna, United Healthcare EPO, and Aetna PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adjei takes. He is open to new patients.

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dr.-arkan-i-alrashid-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

1880 W Winchester Road; Suite 201
Libertyville, IL
(847) 247-0187

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: endoscopic banding of hemorrhoids, endoscopy of the bile duct, liver biopsy, sigmoidoscopy ... (Read more)

Dr. Arkan Alrashid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include liver biopsy. Dr. Alrashid takes Aetna EPO, WellCare, BCE Emergis, and more. After attending Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center.

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dr.-alexander-steve-tosiou-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 295-1300

Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Cancer Screening, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Tosiou practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tosiou include capsule endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colonoscopy. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, CIGNA Plans, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tosiou studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Evanston Hospital, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Tosiou has an open panel.

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dr.-tara-n-troy-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 295-1300

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Colon Cancer Screening, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver/Hepatic Disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Troy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Troy's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Healthcares Finest Network PPO, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
(847) 657-1900

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Colorectal Cancer, Gerd, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Monica Borkar, who practices in Glenview, IL and Vernon Hills, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), and colorectal cancer (colon cancer). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group and NorthShore University HealthSystem Faculty Practice Associates. Dr. Borkar takes Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), CIGNA Plans, and Land of Lincoln, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Borkar attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Borkar speaks French.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
(847) 657-1900; (847) 941-7900

Clinical interests: Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Pancreaticobiliary Disease

Dr. Shailesh Bajaj's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bajaj focuses on pancreas problems and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Bajaj's professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group and NorthShore University HealthSystem Faculty Practice Associates. He honors HealthSmart, First Health, MultiPlan, and more. He obtained his medical school training at S.N. Medical College, Agra and performed his residency at Aurora Health Care. Dr. Bajaj speaks Hindi.

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dr.-nazneen-s-ahmed-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

890 Garfield Avenue; #103
Libertyville, IL
(847) 680-5858

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, biliary stone removal, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, esophogeal gastro ... (Read more)

Dr. Nazneen Ahmed works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic ultrasound, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and barrett's esophagus. She accepts Galaxy Health Network, Aetna Managed Choice, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dhaka Medical College and Mymensingh Medical College. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. Dr. Ahmed speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. She is affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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richard-h-sandler-md

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology

900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Abdominal Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Neurological Complications - ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Sandler is a specialist in adult hepatology and pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandler include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Sandler is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sandler trained at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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miguel-saps-md

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Outpatient Center in Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 535-8246; (847) 486-6550

Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Motility, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Saps is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Saps (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hebrew. Dr. Saps's clinical interests include pain and gastrointestinal motility. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Saps attended the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He takes Best Doctors, WellCare, Great-West Healthcare, and more. He is open to new patients.

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thirumazhisai-s-gunasekaran-md,-faap

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology

565 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL
(847) 723-7700

(Average of 4 in 5 ratings)

Clinical interests: abdominal pain, constipation, dietician / nutrition counseling, gastro esophogeal reflux disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. T. Gunasekaran is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Gunasekaran an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: constipation, ulcerative colitis, and vomiting. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Alliance, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Medicaid. He graduated from Madras Medical College and then he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include Advocate Condell Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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dr.-trevor-warren-lissoos-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 225
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 295-0013; (847) 295-1300

Clinical interests: Hepatology, Colon Cancer Screening

Dr. Trevor Lissoos is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lissoos include colorectal cancer screening and hepatology. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, Dr. Lissoos completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), CIGNA Plans, Aetna POS, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Lissoos has an open panel.

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dr.-frank-g-martini-md

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

800 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 295-1300; (847) 615-2299

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Cancer Screening, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Martini's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Martini's areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and colonoscopy. He takes Healthcares Finest Network PPO, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Martini's professional affiliations include Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.

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