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Dr. Manfred Werner Raiser M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 534 Chestnut Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: 630-789-8333
Clinical Interests: colorectal cancer screening
Dr. Veronica Mae Loy DO
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology (Liver Transplant Medicine), Adult Hepatology, Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2160 S 1st Avenue, Proviso Twp, IL 60153
Phone: 855-692-6482
Clinical Interests: cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver disease ... (Read more)
Dr. Allen Jerome Rosenbaum MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 3340 Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: 708-795-9595
Clinical Interests: colonoscopy, liver disease, gallbladder problems ... (Read more)
Dr. Sinha S. Chunduri M.D
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 1111 Superior Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone: 708-343-2235
Dr. Jennie S. Ng M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 3722 S Harlem Avenue, Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: 708-783-7000
Clinical Interests: liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, endoscopy
Dr. Amir F. Kagalwalla MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Address: 2301 Enterprise Drive, Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 800-543-7362
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease ... (Read more)
Dr. Sameer A. Barkatullah M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (48 ratings)
Address: 911 Elm Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: 630-312-2590
Clinical Interests: colitis, ulcers, constipation ... (Read more)
Claus J. Fimmel MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2160 S 1st Avenue, Proviso Twp, IL 60153
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
Andelka D. Losavio MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (192 ratings)
Address: 2160 S 1st Avenue, Proviso Twp, IL 60153
Dr. Michelle M. Lipman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 911 Elm Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: 630-312-2590
Clinical Interests: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease ... (Read more)
Dr. David Philip Gerard M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 534 Chestnut Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: 630-789-8333
Clinical Interests: liver disease, hepatobiliary disorders
Manuel E. Alva M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 3231 Euclid Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402
Clinical Interests: hepatobiliary disorders
Dr. Joseph M. Bresnahan M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 3722 S Harlem Avenue, Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: 708-783-7000
Clinical Interests: capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), liver biopsy
Dr. Nikhil J. Shastri MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2160 S 1st Avenue, Proviso Twp, IL 60153
Clinical Interests: pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Omar Khan MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2160 S 1st Avenue, Proviso Twp, IL 60153
Clinical Interests: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), acid reflux (GERD), colon cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Suman Kaur MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.27 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
Address: 950 York Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Clinical Interests: transplant procedures, liver disease, liver biopsy
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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)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient's body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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