We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HealthSmart near Addison, IL.

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Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Berman has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Berman is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gunasekaran is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training 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.

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

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

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17 West 755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tilwalli accepts. Before completing his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tilwalli attended medical school at Shivaji University. In addition to English, Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Utpal Paul Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Utpal Parekh is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Parekh attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. 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. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Anthony Lagattuta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
303 E Army Trl Road; Suite 203
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Lagattuta sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lagattuta average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lagattuta include pancreas problems, gastroscopy, and celiac disease. Dr. Lagattuta is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. John Moran's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ball Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and gastroscopy. Dr. Moran is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska is a gastroenterologist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muska is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Muska attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. David J Sales, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. David Sales is a gastroenterologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sales's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Sales takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Problems, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Laser Treatment, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naser M Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Naser Khan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khan's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Khan attended Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Bruce D Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building, Northwest Gastroenterologists, S.c., A .
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Greenberg works as an adult gastroenterologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Greenberg's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenberg honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Laser Surgery, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aziz has a special interest in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Midwestern University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Aziz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli works as a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Kohli's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. Dr. Kohli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter C Rantis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Peter Rantis is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rantis's areas of expertise include the following: groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Rantis attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Kane Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. James Kane specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kane's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kane's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Tad Grabowski, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 3004, Brock Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Grabowski's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grabowski include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grabowski accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, ... (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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