We found 35 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Elk Grove Village, 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 specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Berman's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. These areas are among Dr. Gunasekaran's clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Before completing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. John Venetos, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1100 W. Central Road; #309
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. John Venetos practices adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Thorek Memorial Hospital. Dr. Venetos attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Venetos is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Utpal Parekh is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Addison, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Parekh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Parekh's training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Bloomingdale, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lagattuta's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, gastroscopy, and celiac disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lagattuta honors. Dr. Lagattuta graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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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)

Dr. Mary Gloria Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kane's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She speaks French. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, feeding tube insertion, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Kane studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kane completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kane has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Esophageal Cancer, ... (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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shapiro's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Rush University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road; Suite 4500
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Alasadi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alasadi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Sales specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sales's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sales studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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. 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Greenberg is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Greenberg completed his residency training at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is 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, Stretta Procedure, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Moran is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Moran include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and gastroscopy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Moran is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ball Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Moran is 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. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Muska has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muska honors. Dr. Muska has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. Loren B White, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Loren White's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), gastroscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. White completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Gastroscopy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aziz's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Midwestern University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Aziz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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

Dr. Naser Khan is a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Khan honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Mitchell S Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mitchell Kaplan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. Dr. Kaplan accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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: Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus

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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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