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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.6
4.6 

440 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

He’s very thorough and personable. He explains diagnoses and procedures well

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and addresses questions and concerns

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August 18, 2023

3.0

Doctor was quiet. Didn’t seem particularly warm. Not bad.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Kahrilas has been attentive, thoughtful and has led his team to deliver great care. As a surgeon and consultant he was excellent and effective. I am very thankful to all.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable about Esophageal and GI problems Listens well to patients’ needs Very professional but practice too

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August 03, 2023

5.0

I had an ongoing atypical GI problem. Dr Kahrilas listened very well to my symptoms and thoughts about the problem. He reviewed previous medical procedures and made a suggestion that I’m now following to deal with the issue. Very happy to have found a likely solution

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He’s highly qualified and experienced and conveys relevant info in an easily digestible way. (Hah!)

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July 31, 2023

5.0

The excellent treatment

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Felt listened to

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas is thoughtful and professional. His expertise is greatly appreciated!

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He took his time answered all my questions and gave me a lot of information.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Very personable. He listened to my concerns. He explained things so I could understand.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

As above, he listened to my concerns and answered my questions

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July 17, 2023

5.0

He was informative, kind and delightful.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

He listens carefully to patients offer solutions & look to resolve medical issues with expertise in knowledge & care.

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June 28, 2023

4.0

He was “fine” but I didn’t feel as comfortable with him as I would like.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

He was very knowledgeable and efficient, direct and to the point. Very satisfied with the appointment.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Professional and knowledgeable

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June 16, 2023

5.0

He is great! I hope he doesn’t plan to retire. He will be hard to replace.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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June 07, 2023

2.0

Not very friendly. Hung up before my husband could ask him one question

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas was very knowledgeable about my health issues and concern.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas is a thoughtful, knowledgeable and professional doctor. I am fortunate to be able to see someone that is as good as he is in his field.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner and knowledgeable

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Efficient, listened

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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May 26, 2023

1.0

Doctor was extremely rude, had an enormous ego, and didn’t care about side effects I was experiencing from a medication. Kept telling me that they were not real and tried to make me feel stupid the entire time. Terrible experience. Made me feel bad for even asking questions, even though he admitted we don’t know why that medication works for its intended use.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

He was thoughtful and detailed in his explanation of my plan for care.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Listens and very knowledgeable

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Well seasoned, smart and professional.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Not the greatest bedside manner, but instills confidence.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He was pleasant, and very knowledgeable and concerned of my issues.

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April 19, 2023

4.0

Outstanding reputation. Good listener. Excellent diagnostic skills

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Dr kahrilas has an excellent reputation, plus ppl said that he’s very knowledgeable. This was my first appointment. Everything went well

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April 18, 2023

2.0

THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS NOT FOR ME. THEY SEEM BIG BUSINESS AND NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE INDIVIDUALS.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Experience and Professional.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

He was knowledgeable, informative and patient.

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April 15, 2023

5.0

Very informative

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April 15, 2023

5.0

He is courteous and knowledgeable.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and explains things very well. Made me feel like my problem is manageable.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Il he listened to what’s been going on .

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas's follow-up called was excellent. He listened carefully, answered questions, and was very clear in his advice and instructions. He is a wonderful doctor and a caring human being.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Listens, compassionate, knowledgeable.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Clear explanation of my conditions and very professional

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Competent and efficient

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March 29, 2023

4.0

not informative

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Great Dr

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor. Caring and took time to explain issues.

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March 17, 2023

1.0

He didn’t even introduce himself. He was very rude and telling me I don’t have acid reflux and saying he doesn’t know what’s wrong. He only spoke with me for 10 minutes though the appointment was over an hour long. For sure transferring care to someone who actually cares.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

He helps me with the acalachia. I feel safe.

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas is a very good doctor.

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February 24, 2023

5.0

Is very kind

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February 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Kahrilas addressed my concerns comprehensively and with extreme care and competence. He explained his views and recommendations very thoughtfully.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner. He listens without judgment. He was matter of fact and didn’t sugarcoat things.

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas was so incredibly helpful. He took the time to go over everything with me & then calmly explained how to treat my symptoms. I am grateful for his knowledge & expertise.

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February 04, 2023

5.0

Professional expertise and knowledge of achalasia

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January 28, 2023

5.0

I believe in him

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Explain d procedure for achalasia surgery procedure

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January 21, 2023

5.0

professional

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January 17, 2023

5.0

He talks less and listened.

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January 17, 2023

5.0

Very thoughtful and smart.

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January 17, 2023

4.0

He was excellent, just would have preferred telehealth visit.

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January 16, 2023

5.0

Spent time talking and explaining wt to do about my problem

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January 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas & his nurse [ ] showed empathy & that is very important to me.

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January 06, 2023

5.0

He's attentive, and has taken great care of me for years.

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December 23, 2022

4.0

He is obviously an expert and he answered my questions and did not talk down to me

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December 19, 2022

1.0

He was disrespectful, condescending and hardly ever made eye contact.

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December 16, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring and always applies a sensible approach

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December 16, 2022

5.0

Professional, competent, sense of humor

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December 13, 2022

5.0

He is caring

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December 10, 2022

5.0

The punctuation is very important, both for the Dr and the patient. I feel that it is the responsibility of each one of us and respect the time of the demos. Thank you very much for your commitment to responsibility and professionalism

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Explained my disorder and recommended treatment clearly and allowed time for questions from my end.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

He saw us promptly. He was courteous. He was professional.

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December 02, 2022

1.0

I would not recommend Dr. Kahrilas, my tooth was chipped during my endo procedure. My recent follow-up appointment the doctor was insensitive, and degrading regarding my care and possible resolutions. He also appeared to smirk as he was speaking and being insensitive. The behavior was very unprofessional and seemed deliberated. I will not recommend this doctor based on this his behavior and bedside manner.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

Listens, processes what he hears very quickly, kind.

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November 19, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, understood everything I was trying to get across

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November 17, 2022

5.0

Knows his job

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November 15, 2022

4.0

I think he is a little bit rough although he is a very good and assertive phisician.

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November 09, 2022

2.0

Dr. seemed to lack interest in my condition and offered no "thoughts" on causes for that condition. Visit time seemed unreasonably short. Perhaps the endoscopy will answer the questions I had before, during and, still, after the doctor's visit.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

Very caring. Attentive to his patients need. Honest.

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November 07, 2022

5.0

He was very truthful an pleasant

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November 07, 2022

5.0

The very best....

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November 03, 2022

5.0

Excellent as always

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October 26, 2022

5.0

Grateful to have been referred to him. Explained things clearly. Listened to my questions, concerns and needs.

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October 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kahrilas really surprised me as to how much he knew concerning endometriosis. How he was able to get to what might be the cause of my current illness so quickly simply reflects that he has been doing this for a very long time, and is skilled in this profession.I like that he's straight forward, and he listens carefully to his patients. Although I am nervous about the procedure I'm scheduled to have, I felt a sense of calmness after speaking with him.

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October 16, 2022

5.0

He saw us on time. Clearly explained the surgery needed.

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  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson Company)
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Medica Communications, LLC

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