We found 47 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Hinsdale, IL.

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Dr. John Edward Fortunato Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Fortunato's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fortunato include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fortunato is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fortunato's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein practices pediatric gastroenterology in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Fishbein attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishbein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average rating from his patients is 0.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishbein takes. Dr. Fishbein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Clinical interests for Dr. Gunasekaran include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Tilwalli has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tilwalli is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Shivaji University, he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish.

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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. Manfred Werner Raiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Manfred Raiser's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Polish. His areas of expertise include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Raiser is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Heidelberg University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Raiser is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla sees patients in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kagalwalla is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

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

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Alasadi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Losavio's areas of expertise include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Losavio is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Adam D Klugman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Adam Klugman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Klugman studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Klugman completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Heartburn, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Suriya V Sastri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6900 Madison Street; Suite 102
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suriya Sastri is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sastri is conversant in Tamil. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sastri include pancreas problems, ulcers, and liver disease. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Sastri graduated from Madras Medical College. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sastri is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Pain, Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. James Ralph Clark, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Ave Tower 2; #302
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. James Clark specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Clark's clinical interests encompass liver disease and intestinal (bowel) problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Clark average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clark accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease

Dr. Ajay Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Ajay Bajaj is an adult gastroenterologist in Burbank, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bajaj is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Polish. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colon Problems

Dr. Kashyap N Katwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katwala include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katwala obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Alan Wang works as an adult gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Wang has a special interest in celiac disease and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Wang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues

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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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