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Specializes in Transplant Hepatology (Liver Transplant Medicine), Adult Hepatology, Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2160 S 1st Avenue, Proviso Twp, IL 60153
Clinical Interests: cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver disease ... (Read more)
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 2301 Enterprise Drive, Westchester, IL 60154
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease ... (Read more)
What is Gastroenterology?A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
- ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
- gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
- gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)
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