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Healthcare at a Glance in Chicago, IL

Chicago is supported by over 8 major healthcare systems and medical centers. Chicago suburb residents have access to medical centers like Loyola University Medical Center. For primary and specialty care clinics, there’s Advocate Medical Group, who have over 1,600 board-certified physicians. Veterans can get care at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center located in the Near West Side.

Chicago’s Top-Rated Facilities

U.S. News ranks Northwestern Memorial Hospital #1 in Chicago. Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranks #10 in the U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll. It also ranks nationally in 10 adult specialties, including:

  • #6 in Cancer
  • #8 in Geriatrics
  • #12 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Rush University Medical Center ranks #2 in Chicago and Illinois. Rush University Medical Center is nationally recognized in 9 adult specialties, including:

  • #3 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • #6 in Orthopedics
  • #20 in Gynecology
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Gastroenterologist Frequently Asked Questions

Medically reviewed by Saurabh Sethi, M.D., MPH – Written by Tim Jewell
What is a gastroenterologist?

Gastroenterologists (GIs) are physicians that specialize in treating your gastrointestinal (GI) health needs.

Your GI tract includes your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.

A GI physician is licensed to diagnose and treat common syndromes such as:

GI specialists also perform diagnostic procedures such as:

What procedures do gastroenterologists perform?

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GI specialists can perform the following procedures:

  • endoscopic ultrasound to look inside your GI tract
  • colonoscopy to look at your large intestine (colon)
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • sigmoidoscopy to look at a specific part of your colon called the sigmoid colon
  • liver biopsy to take a tissue sample of your liver for diagnosis or testing
  • double balloon enteroscopy to inflate inside your GI tract to get a better look
  • pancreas scan to check for pancreas abnormalities or conditions
  • liver scan to check for liver abnormalities

This isn't an exhaustive list. Get in touch with your local GI specialist to learn more about their full range of services.

What conditions do gastroenterologists treat?

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GI specialists may treat the following conditions:

This list of conditions isn't exhaustive, either. Talk to a GI specialist for more information on getting a GI condition diagnosed and treated.

What should I ask a gastroenterologist?

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Here are some examples of both general and specific questions to ask a GI specialist during your appointment:

  • How old should I be when I start getting colonoscopies?
  • What should I do if I feel a lump or hardness in my gut?
  • Why haven't I pooped for so long? It's been X days.
  • I've had a stomachache/stomach pain for X days or months. What should I do?
  • Why am I having trouble swallowing?
  • I have blood in my poop. What should I do?
  • Why am I having acid in my throat whenever I eat?
  • Why do I feel like I suddenly have to poop when I eat certain things?
  • Do you know why I'm having these symptoms?
  • Do you think I have IBS? Could it be another condition?
  • Now that you've examined me, what's the next step? Should I take any diagnostic tests or get blood work done?
  • What kind of results can I expect from a GI-related test?
  • What treatments are available for my symptoms or my condition?
  • How will I know if treatments are working? When should I stop one treatment and start another?
  • Are there any side effects of treatments that I should be aware of when I start treatment or medications? How can I minimize my risk of side effects or complications?
  • Is there anything I'm doing or eating that might be causing symptoms? Are there any changes I could make that would help?
  • What can I do to manage my condition?
  • Can my condition be cured? Or will I need to manage it?