Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Summit Digestive and Liver Disease Specialists office operations. To ensure your convenience, below is the information you need about our hours, location, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing.
Chicago (State Street)
2413 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
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Chicago (North Avenue)
3740 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
1 S. 280 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
We know you have many choices when choosing a Gastroenterologist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL so we have made requesting an appointment a simple and convenient process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible. you may also fax for an appointment, get one through the Ecw portal.
Insurance and Billing
Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your insurance plan. Qualifications for insurance coverage may differ due to the uniqueness of each procedure. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own gastroenterologist. Our accepted insurance policies are with Blue Cross Blue Sheilds, United Health Care, Humana, SEIU, Medicare, HFN, Commercial Insurance, and Self-Pay.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and payment plans that are available.
Facilities and Equipment
Summit Digestive and Liver Disease Specialists is affiliated with Summit Surgicare, Inc., which is an Office Based Surgery (OBS) practice. Summit Surgicare, Inc. is certified by the *Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations* (JCAHO). This Office Based Surgery is located within our Oakbrook Terrace office.
Summit Digestive and Liver Disease Specialists is also affiliated with South Loop Endoscopy and Wellness Center, which is an Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center (ASTC) located in Chicago. South Loop Endoscopy and Wellness Center is licensed by the State of Illinois, certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and it holds the accredited Certificate of Need (CON) License.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND EXAMINATIONS
Examinations performed include upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, hemorrhoid banding, ultrasound examination and blood testing.
Our PENTAX gastroscopes and colonoscopes are of the highest quality to provide clear and detailed medical imaging. In addition to the technology of these scopes that allow the physician to obtain a clear picture for diagnosis, there are also improvements that allow the patient to have a more comfortable exam. Our scopes are from the line of PENTAX that have a slim design, meaning that there is a small diameter to reduce patient discomfort as the scope is moved through the gastrointestinal tract.
SIEMENS ultrasound examinations are performed in order to view the internal organs for any abnormality. A small transducer is passed over the areas to be examined which will show images of the internal organ on the screen. These images will be read by a highly trained radiologist to determine if there is any abnormality. Organs that are frequently examined by ultrasound include liver, pancreas, gallbladder, pelvis and prostate.
A number of different blood tests can be performed depending on your condition. General blood tests that can be ordered include blood counts of red and white blood cells, platelet counts, liver function, kidney function and cholesterol. Specialized testing for hepatitis is also performed such as hepatitis B viral DNA, hepatitis C viral RNA and hepatitis C genotype. No matter what condition you have, our full-service laboratory can run whatever test you need.
Our Practice is unique as we offer a complete range of treatment options in both Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. we are home to one of the pioneers in Hepatobiliary disease, Panceratology and Advanced Endoscopy in Chicago.
We are also leaders in clinical research and seek to bring new innovations to our patients. For example, our staff have been principal investigators for almost all proton Pimp Inhibitors currently on the market.
Finally, we realize that the population of our beloved Chicago is diverse. Our providers speak multiple languages including Chinese, Spanish, and Polish--to name just a few! We also boast a board certified internist who specializes in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Women's Digestive health.
Treatment is provided in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology including:
- Abdominal Pain
- Reflux (GERD)
- Blood in the Stool
- Hepatitis B and C
- Liver Disease
- Liver, Gallbladder Pain
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Crohn's Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Endoscopic Ultrasonography
- Upper Endoscopy
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Esophageal Dilation
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
- Minor rectal Bleeding
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Ultra Sound
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Capsule Endoscopy
Tests that are performed to evaluate your condition may include:
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (EGD)
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Therapeutic Endoscopies
- Blood testing