Gastroenterology Services

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Saint Mary Campus
2233 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Saint Elizabeth Campus
1431 North Claremont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Most digestive diseases are very complex. Symptoms may be inherited or developed from multiple factors such as stress, fatigue, diet, smoking or abusing alcohol.

Reaching a diagnosis requires a thorough and accurate medical history and physical examination. Some patients may need to undergo more extensive diagnostic evaluations, including laboratory tests, endoscopic procedures and imaging techniques. Each year, thousands of people turn to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical for expert treatment.

Medical Center gastrointestinal services include highly skilled Board Certified Gastroenterologists, specially certified and trained nurses and state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat a wide range of digestive disorders. The focus is on early detection of problems and prompt treatment.

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Common Digestive Disorders

Our digestive disease specialists treat a wide range of gastrointestinal problems. If you often experience any of these symptoms or problems, we recommend that one of our gastroenterologists evaluate your condition.

  • Abdominal pain
  • "Acid" stomach
  • Appetite problems
  • Bloating or gas
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Difficult swallowing
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Jaundice
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Recurrent constipation
  • Ulcers
  • Upset stomach
  • Weight loss

We perform inpatient and outpatient digestive examinations in our state-of-the-art Gastroenterology suite. At Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, you will find privacy and compassionate care in a comfortable environment.

Adolescent Gastroenterology Clinic

We now have a new gastroenterology clinic – specifically catered to adolescent and pediatric patients suffering from GI-related disorders. Conditions treated include:

  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Constipation and encopresis
  • Eosinophilic (allergic) esophagitis
  • Feeding difficulties
  • GI and hepatic disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Reflux

Management options may involve:

  • Medications
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Outpatient procedures

Meet Our Team

  • Castillo
    Samuel Castillo, M.D.
    • 1431 N. Western Ave., #133
      Chicago, IL 60622
      Phone: (773) 342-6800
  • Chua
    David C. Chua, M.D.
    • 1S280 Summit Ave., #A
      Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
      Phone: (630) 889-9889
    • 2233 W. Division St., #933
      Chicago, IL 60622
      Phone: (630) 889-9889
  • Hyder
    Afreen Hyder, M.D.
    • 1S280 Summit Ave., #A
      Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
      Phone: (630) 889-9889
    • 3740 W. North Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60647
      Phone: (630) 889-9889
  • Patel
    Amritbhai P. Patel, M.D.
    • 2222 W. Division St.
      Chicago, IL 60622
      Phone: (773) 883-0800
    • 2800 N. Sheridan Rd., #303
      Chicago, IL 60657
      Phone: (773) 883-0800
  • Vargas
    Edgar J. Vargas, M.D.
    • 4849 W. Fullerton Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60639
      Phone: (773) 237-2900
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