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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagalwalla accepts. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan for residency.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass' medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass takes. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bass attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein practices pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave Dr. Fishbein an average rating of 0.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fishbein's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brown, who practices in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown is closed to new patients at this time.

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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.
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