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Dr. Mark David Blitstein MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 295-1300

Dr. Mark Blitstein is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Blitstein has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Blitstein has received the following distinction: Castle Connolly Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Blitstein welcomes new patients.

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

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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

Dr. David Shapiro works as a gastroenterologist in Lake Forest, IL, Chicago, IL, and Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, pancreas problems, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Shapiro honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Robert Allen Hadesman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
890 Garfield Avenue; #103
Libertyville, IL
(847) 680-5858

Dr. Robert Hadesman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hadesman honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hadesman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Condell Medical Center, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

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Dr. John Wanyama Matseshe MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
890 Garfield Avenue; #103
Libertyville, IL
(847) 680-5858

Dr. John Matseshe's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Matseshe obtained his medical school training at the University of Nairobi School of Medicine and Makerere University College of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matseshe is professionally affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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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

Dr. Alexander Tosiou practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Tosiou obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Evanston Hospital, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tosiou's practice is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Arkan I Alrashid MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1880 W Winchester Road; #201
Libertyville, IL
(847) 247-0187

Dr. Arkan Alrashid is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Alrashid include liver biopsy. Dr. Alrashid is affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Arabic.

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

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Dr. Philip Nana Adjei MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
890 Garfield Avenue; #103
Libertyville, IL
(847) 680-5858

Dr. Philip Adjei is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Libertyville, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Ghana Medical School and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Howard University Hospital. He has a special interest in biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Adjei is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Shailesh Bajaj is an adult gastroenterology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bajaj is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Bajaj focuses on pancreas problems and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Bajaj takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Aurora Health Care, Dr. Bajaj attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra. Dr. Bajaj is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group and NorthShore University HealthSystem Faculty Practice Associates.

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Clinical interests: Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Pancreaticobiliary Disease

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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

Dr. Tara Troy is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Troy's areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. Dr. Troy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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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

Dr. Trevor Lissoos is a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lissoos's clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening and hepatology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lissoos attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Dr. Lissoos has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hepatology, Colon Cancer Screening

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

Dr. Monica Borkar works as a gastroenterologist in Glenview, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal cancer (colon cancer), acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Borkar is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group and NorthShore University HealthSystem Faculty Practice Associates. Dr. Borkar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Cancer, Gerd, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Richard H Sandler MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Richard Sandler works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Sandler's areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional deficiencies, and abdominal pain. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine for his residency. Dr. Sandler has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sandler's office for an appointment.

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

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Dr. Nazneen S Ahmed MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
890 Garfield Avenue; #103
Libertyville, IL
(847) 680-5858

Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, who practices in Libertyville, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and hemorrhoids. Her professional affiliations include Advocate Condell Medical Center and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Ahmed attended Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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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

Dr. Miguel Saps' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal motility and pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Saps performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Saps (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran MD, FAAP
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
565 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL
(847) 723-7700

Dr. T. Gunasekaran practices pediatric gastroenterology in Park Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Maywood, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, vomiting, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended Madras Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center.

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

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Dr. Frank G Martini MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
(847) 295-1300; (847) 615-2299

Dr. Frank Martini's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martini is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Martini's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Martini has an open panel.

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

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