Peter J. Kahrilas, MD

Peter J. Kahrilas, MD

4.6 
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Primary Specialty

Gastroenterology

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry - 1979
Residency:
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center - 1982
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1984

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Overall Rating

4.6
4.6 

397 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

He's a great doctor and knows all about my Achalasia.

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March 28, 2022

3.0

Efficient, did not jump to conclusions, to the point. that was fine with me but not the type of doctor for everyone.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He listened carefully, gave hope that help can be rendered for my condition.

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March 14, 2022

4.0

Very knowledgeable concerned,,

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He seems knowledgeable with his discipline and is very easy to communicate with. Am able to discuss issues, personal goals and aim of treatment comfortably.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas was attentive, professional and provided clear instructions.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Very caring doctor

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Es muy educado explica y muy atento

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March 04, 2022

5.0

All questions were answered. We needed further information which we will be looking for through further testing.

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March 03, 2022

4.0

Excellent explanations but at very beginning seemed a little uninterested

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March 01, 2022

5.0

He listens!!

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He listened to my issues carefully and asked me a lot of questions so he can find the correct issue

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Quick and intelligent staff

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent care.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr Kahrilas takes a conservative approach and carefully gives you a plan to get better. He listens and is honest

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He seems like he knows how to handle his patients questions.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

He cares

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Really liked his personality. Seems very “real”

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February 16, 2022

5.0

I feel like he listened and we established a plan.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

To the point and informative.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and being open to discussion. I was not hurried or belittled in my desire to learn about my personal situation.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He’s the best and a nice guy too

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Kahrilas was extremely thorough and was the first physician to have a alternative reason for my medical issue, that another physician had missed. He is very detailed in his patient interview process and very easy to speak with.

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February 08, 2022

3.0

Mi puntuación es porque yo en ese instante necesitaba un traductor, porque yo no hablo perfectamente inglés y necesitaba entender bien lo que el doctor me tenía que decir le comente al doctor que necesitaba un traductor y no quiso llamar al traductor me dijo q eso no funcionaba! Y asi tuve que tratar de entender lo que me dijo, no me gusto como se porto en ese sentido!!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas is great I have been seeing home since 2013.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

excellent doctor, very kind and knowlegable

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January 25, 2022

2.0

He was dismissive and didn't seem to care about my condition or my future health. I've got a complicated medical condition and he seemed totally disinterested in helping me.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

he is sociable

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January 23, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent doctor, good personality, pay attention to what l told him

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January 16, 2022

5.0

He explained in detail the results of my test and answered all my questions. He informed me of the options for further treatment

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January 15, 2022

5.0

He listened and was very knowledgeable.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Because he is very thoroughand helped my problem

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He was extremely thorough and professional. Seems to be extremely capable- this was my first visit.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

He was very through and gave me hope.

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December 21, 2021

4.0

I get the feeling I'm taking more of his time than he'd prefer.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Very nice, Very knowledgeable , Easy to talk to.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, answered all my questions.. took time to explain to the procedure coming up was going to be....

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December 14, 2021

5.0

DR. KNOWS HIS STUFF, TELLS IT LIKE IT IS...AND IS HIGHLY REGARDED BY HIS STAFF!!! plus...he's cute!!

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December 13, 2021

5.0

He was willing to listen and answer all questions.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

He was very nice and took his time explaining everything on my reports

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December 10, 2021

5.0

did his homework, listened about my issues- and is planning next steps

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He knows his stuff & has good bedside manner.

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December 02, 2021

0.0

The doctor indicated that he does not wish to be questioned. That should not be the position of any doctor. Especially one that is considered a Specialist at an Institution such as yours. Patients attend the Big Three Hospitals in Chicago based on your reputations. I came to Northwestern because, my GI doctor from Rush went to Veterans Hospital.

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable doctor and staff thus far. We are very early in the the diagnosis and possible treatment so it is difficult to give a definite reply at this point. Should be able to give a more definitive response in a month or so.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Dr answered all of questions explained what to do next staff was helpful and friendly

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November 22, 2021

5.0

He is very personable, knowledgable and makes you feel he really cares about you. I TRUST him completely.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

All around wonderful doctor and person

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas is top notch. So incredibly intelligent and skilled at what he does. He has helped me a lot. Anyone needing care in his field of endoscopy and upper gastric issues should only go to him and his wonderful staff. He is very nice and concerning. I’m so glad I found him!

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November 19, 2021

3.0

I found the doctor to be visibly annoyed/frustrated and condescending during my visit. I don’t know if it was because I couldn’t explain my symptoms as well as he would like and/or if he thought I was wasting his time and/or he was just having a bad start to his day. I’ve been mislead by doctors for the past few years and gone down a rabbit hole of unwarranted concern and unnecessary treatment. To explain the timeline and symptoms takes some time and because I’m not a doctor, takes some assistance and direction. On top of that, I’ve waited three months for a fifteen minute appointment. To have such a short consultation, visible frustration, and condescension was disappointing. I think the doctor changed his tone once he realized why I was concerned. Overall, I trust his conclusions and think he gave good advice. I don’t hold any blame and people are allowed to have bad days, even doctors. But overall, I was disappointed that I waited months for a 15 min appointment to be treated with anything less than 100% respect and care. Best wishes and thank you for your time.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

I appreciate his calm manner, his ability to explain medical conditions and treatments in layman's terms, and his continued investment of time to make sure that my previous condition does not return.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor

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November 10, 2021

5.0

he's very caring and personable!!

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent care/service

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November 06, 2021

5.0

He is friendly, takes his time, explaines issues very well, listens carefully.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

I have already recommended him to a neighbor.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

His knowledge!👏

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He was able to make sence concerning not only my recently tests and prior diagnosis. Eased my mind

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October 29, 2021

5.0

First impressions mean a lot to me , and I was very happy with the whole appointment and visit

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October 26, 2021

5.0

He takes his time and listens to all of your concerns.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas was wonderful. He was patient and explained my condition thoroughly.

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October 25, 2021

2.0

Condition hasn’t improved since under his care.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He was incredibly thorough and took time to fully listen and answer my questions.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

He's a great listener and he always recommends the best treatment plan.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

I thought he was a good physician.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

He gave me impression that he understood the cause of my swallowing issue and could remedy it with a fairly simple procedure.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Well, for someone with a esophageal motility disorder he is a go to guy. Your lucky to Glen in the care of someone like him.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

Thorough, instills confidence gets is to the facts.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

he seemed very to the point in telling us what we can do about the problem. Very personable, listened to the complaints. He seems assured that he can do something to alleviate the problem and he will do all he can to make that happen.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and practical

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Doctor may solve this problem. Conservative treatment

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Didn’t talk down to me . Was extremely prompt

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September 01, 2021

5.0

He is very nice and explain well .

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas determined that radiologist reading was misread and set a plan that I feel confident in.

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August 22, 2021

0.0

No communication skills whatsoever This is totally outrageous in such a highly esteemed institution as Northwestern University Hospital. He unintentionally does more harm than good by not communicating with this patient properly. It is time for this doctor to hang up his endoscope.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Great standard of care. To the point in answering questions.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent service and care

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August 01, 2021

4.0

Dr. Kahrilas has the background, training and experience to determine correct diagnosis and determine a proper prognosis.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Same reasons He cares, he’s patient and explains, his staff is amazing Just a wonderful atmosphere

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July 31, 2021

5.0

experienced and mature

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July 30, 2021

5.0

He was honest and seems to care more then others Drs I have seen. His knowledge seems way beyond then my Dr. He seemed to care and listened to me.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Explained everything

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July 26, 2021

5.0

He's got me on a plan where others did not.

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July 24, 2021

1.0

He was nice and seemed thorough, but again, could have been a televisit

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July 18, 2021

5.0

Muy buen clínico y buena persona. Nos explicó todo muy bien.

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Good communication skills

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Very Professional!

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July 16, 2021

4.0

Just ok very interaction

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas was very kind, personable, and very willing to answer all my questions. I felt listened to and that my concerns were important to him.

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July 11, 2021

5.0

Thoughtful, thorough and candid at explaining things.

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July 10, 2021

3.0

I was only there for consultation I would have score higher, but was not there long enough to score high I feel that he might be good enough for me to recommend had more been done.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Very responsive and knowledgeable

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July 02, 2021

5.0

Very nice people , so glad to meet him.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and communicated information clearly.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Because Dr. Kahrilas is very attentive and makes sure that he gives you a good treatment plan.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Takes excellent care of his patients, straight talking and willing to help

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June 25, 2021

4.0

Well versed in area.

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June 21, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and trustworthy.

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June 18, 2021

0.0

The position is consistently arrogant and condescending

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May 27, 2021

5.0

He is extremely bright and knows what he is doing. He is a little hard to get to know. But his skills are worth it.

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