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We found 4 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept CIGNA Network near Winfield, IL.

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Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. In Dr. Bass's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass honors. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bass attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Bass's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Fishbein is 0.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishbein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Fishbein is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jeffrey B Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brown is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.