Peter J. Kahrilas, MD
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Practice Focus Areas
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Esophageal Disorders
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Hiatal Hernia
- Motility Disorders
- Swallowing Disorders
- Medical Education:
MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry - 1979
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center - 1982
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1984
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
Faculty ProfileProfessor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest HospitalNorthwestern Memorial Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
June 20, 20223.0 star star star star_border star_border
The procedure went well, but some his interpersonal skills could use improvement. For example, disparaging a patient's tattoos is not appropriate or relevant to a conversation about their GI health.
June 18, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Karilis listened closely to my concerns and symptoms. He explained his treatment plan and perspective of possible causes for my condition in a coherent manner. I felt he listened and was genuine in helping me.
June 10, 20220.0 star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border
Same as above, it takes too long to get an appointment, he spent hardly any time with me, and was looking for reasons not to do anything rather than trying to help me figure out what is going on.
May 09, 20225.0 star star star star star
I trust him as a Doctor. I feel better every time I have an Endoscopy. I have had approximately 3 of these procedures. My only issue with Dr. Kahralis is communication. His nurse Sabrina is very good.
May 05, 20220.0 star_border star_border star_border star_border star_border
When we arrived the receptionist got us registered as fast as she could because the traffic took us longer than anticipated so we were 10 minutes late. The medical assistant took my husband right back. She did his vitals and asked about his meds that he takes. I handed her a list that i had already written. Then she handed us some papers to fill in. The doctor came in right behind her taking over. We never had a chance to fill in the paperwork. I open up the My NM app on my phone to see if the After Visit Summary is in there and it was along with the Progress notes. Under the review of systems it states " Please refer to the patient-completed form that we reviewed" I would like to know how can it say that when we did not discuss it.?? Under physical exam How does that get filled in when the doctor did not touch him at all. Wouldn't you have to touch someone's abdomen to tell if it was soft and non-tender with no palpable?? How do you know if the Oral mucosa is pink and moist when you don't look in the nose or throat? With Cardiovascular how do you know it is RRR with no edema in the extremities when you DO NOT listen to the patients heart or check his extremities! Please explain this to me???Yes I understand we were late but I do not think my husband deserved this kind of treatment!!
April 12, 20223.0 star star star star_border star_border
Dr. Kahrilas was somewhat distant. If someone comes to a Dr. with medical concerns they should not feel that they are wasting their time coming to see a specialist for their opinion. I would not recommend the Dr.
February 08, 20225.0 star star star star star
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.
February 08, 20223.0 star star star star_border star_border
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!!
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson Company)
- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Medica Communications, LLC
External Professional Relationships
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