Gastroenterology Services in Greater DeKalb County

You’ll work with our digestive health experts who diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, colon and rectum. Find out how you can feel like yourself again if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Unexplained stomach pain
  • Chronic constipation
  • Recurrent diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blood in stool
  • Unexplained weight loss

Conditions We Treat

Choose the highly skilled digestive health specialists at Northwestern Medicine Gastroenterology Services at Kishwaukee Hospital who diagnose and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions, including:

  • Celiac disease: Inability to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains
  • Colitis: Inflammation of the colon or rectum
  • Colon cancer
  • Gallstones: Crystallized clumps of cholesterol that can cause painful obstructions
  • Gastric ulcers: Sores in the stomach lining
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding
  • Heartburn: Also known as acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids: Swollen or inflamed
  • Hepatitis C: A viral infection of the liver
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Intestinal obstructions or blockages
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver cancer (hepatoma)
  • Liver failure and cirrhosis
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation and other diseases of the pancreas and bile duct
  • Polyps: Small growths in the intestines and colon
  • Rectal cancer

Diagnosis and Treatment

Get a prompt and accurate diagnosis of your digestive issues close to home—at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb and Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital in Sandwich.

Your diagnostic and treatment procedures for GI conditions may begin in our endoscopy suites, where you benefit from the advanced technology and skilled physicians. Our physicians perform a wide range of procedures for the upper GI tract and lower GI tract, as well as bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy and surgery.

Colonoscopy and Colon Cancer

Cancer that forms in the colon is called colon cancer. Cancer that forms in the rectum is called rectal cancer. These cancers are also known as colorectal cancer.

Diagnosing and Treating Gastrointestinal Diseases

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb and Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital in Sandwich offer a number of procedures to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disease.