What is Gastroenterology?


» Gastroenterology is a specialized medical field with focus on the digestive system.

» Gastroenterology focuses on the function and various disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas, liver, colon and rectum.


What is a Gastroenterologist?


» A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the digestive tract and liver.

» After completing medical school a Gastroenterologist completes 3 years of training in Internal Medicine and then performs a 3 year fellowship focused on gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease).

» A Gastroenterologist performs endoscopic procedures, including upper endoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).

» A Gastroenterologist works in close relation to a patient’s primary care physician to diagnose and carry out a treatment plan. If another physician referred you to our office, a summary of our findings and recommendation will be sent at the completion of your evaluation.

» Our physicians are on staff at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals

» We have offices conveniently located in Kenilworth, Wilmette and Glenview.

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