Emanuelle A. Bellaguarda, MD

Emanuelle A. Bellaguarda, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Universidade Estadual do Ceara - 2006
Residency:
Boston University Medical Center - 2011
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2014
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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 Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

351 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

January 13, 2022

5.0

My doctor is well versed in treatments for my condition and is actively seeking the best options for me.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Love her she always so concerned and friendly

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December 28, 2021

5.0

After years of dealing with gastroenterologists who did not explain or help me consider options, she was the first doctor willing to spend the time to help me and the only to act promptly to start helping me.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Her patient, out daughter. is 39 years old and has developmental disabilities. It is hard to treat someone who cannot tell you where it hurts or how she feels. Doctor Bellaguarda, handles it with kindness and by talking to us to get the answers she needs.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

I saw Dr. Belleguarda for a 2nd opinion for treatment/possible surgery. She was very attentive in letting me explain my complex past medical history. She reviewed and confirmed all of my past records during my visit. A lot of doctors would scan or glance at them prior to walking in the room for your consult (medical field retiree - I know the drill). I didn't feel rushed or made to feel as 'you're just a 2nd opinion so no need to waste a lot of time on her'. Dr. Bellaguarda asked questions that my current GI never did, she dug deeper into possible diagnoses which were shrugged off in the past. She suggested a game plan to get a true diagnosis after many years of inconsistencies. When she asked if I wanted to send a consult letter to my current GI, I told her don't bother, he's fired as of today.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Belaguarda is a very caring, knowledgeable, and courteous professional doctor. I trust her with handling my medical issues.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

I was seeing the doctor for a second opinion regarding treatment for my condition. Although she’d reviewed my file, Dr. Bellaguarda asked me to tell my story from diagnosis till now. She listened carefully, asked clarifying questions and took the time to answer all of my questions. She was kind, understanding and relieved many of my concerns.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

I liked the questions and detailed answers, making sure I understood.

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November 27, 2021

5.0

She was so caring ,kind straight forward,and concerned about my issues.

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Explains everything very clearly. Not rushed.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Very kind patient and knowledgeable. Ive never experienced a Dr as amazing as she is.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

She listens carefully and asks the right questions.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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November 06, 2021

5.0

She explained things thoroughly and listened to my concerns.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Liked the questions she asked and she explained things very well.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

She is extremely knowledgeable and listens to me.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

She is thorough, kind, intelligent, and covers all bases!

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Thorough and caring.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

She listened to me, allowed me to ask questions, validated my health concerns and was very respectful.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

I like her.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

She is an expert in her field and I trust her.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

She coordinates well with other Doctors.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Listens and gives good feedback and suggestions

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Fantastic care, reassuring expertise with marvelous bedside manner, finest physician I ever had

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. B is great. She cares, she listens, and she always remembers what I tell her despite how many patients she has

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August 02, 2021

5.0

She is thorough and empathetic

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is great. She takes the time to explain everything and asks if I have any questions.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

In the 6 years I been coming to northwestern I find her to be one of the best DR I seen Im very happy with her.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Showed interest in my concerns. Willing to work with another Doc I see in another city. Thorough and asked pertinent questions.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Dr.bellaguarda is a kind, wise, sensitive woman who truly looks at the whole person in treatment

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June 17, 2021

5.0

She knows her stuff

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May 31, 2021

5.0

Exceptional clinician; warm and kind. She made a diagnosis that would have been very easy to miss.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Doctor Bellaguarda was so understanding and made me feel very comfortable.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Straightforward - thorough - knowledgeable- action oriented

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May 21, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and shows thT she really cares about me.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

She is extremely knowledgeable and very kind. She definitely cares about her patients health

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May 02, 2021

5.0

She is a good listener, compassionate and thoughtful in her care.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner and is expert

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Because she puts you first and cares

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April 25, 2021

5.0

She is highly capable, warm, understanding, communicates and explains well, and listens to patients. When other doctors in your department were being high-handed and overbearing, recommending drastic measures that turned out to be unnecessary, she heard my goals for my treatment, and set out to meet them. I am now successfully living in remission.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Very professional and hands on with her patient. Thorough and very diligent with her patients medical concerns and appropriate treatment.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Kind, extremely knowledgeable, and patient. I feel reassured that we will find a solution to the problem.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

She is kind and she really knows her stuff.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

She spends a lot of time with me and I appreciate that.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

She is wonderful, kind and truly seems to care.

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April 13, 2021

4.0

Explains what she knows I'll understand, and ready to answer any questions I have. + She does research.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Dr Bellaguarda is extremely knowledgeable and is a fantastic doctor. She explained everything about my condition and told me things that I didn't know. I left the office feeling a lot better about the condition that I have

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April 07, 2021

5.0

She listened and did a thorough patient history with me. She is extremely detailed and the app with patient summary is easy to use. She has resolved issues I've been dealing with now for a while and I am hopeful working with her I will have my symptoms under control or in remission. Additionally, she answered all my questions and took time to listen and gave options on treatments. I was losing hope I'd ever feel better and so glad I went to see her.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Shes amazing

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April 06, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent physician and takes the time to listen to and respond to my questions and concerns. Really appreciate her expertise and bedside manner

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Love her she really Listens to you and truly cares and works to find a solution

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March 23, 2021

5.0

She is thoughtful and thorough ... and a very good listener

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March 16, 2021

5.0

She is the best!

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March 16, 2021

5.0

She is the best gastrointestinal doctor that I have ever had. She is also my first female doctor.I have been seeing drs since 1985 for crohns . She has the best bedside manner. I really feel like she cares and wants me to feel the best that I can.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Very caring and explains everything to you

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March 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda takes time to answer all my questions, and cares that I follow the appropriate course of treatment for my well-being.

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March 06, 2021

5.0

She is smart and very personable. She learned from the best, Dr. Stephen Hanauer.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is very compassionate and active in my treatment. I believe Im receiving the best care possible

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Bellaguarda and Emily are an amazing team

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March 02, 2021

5.0

I have never felt as good as I do under Dr. Bellaguardas care. She always listens to all of my concerns.

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February 27, 2021

5.0

She explains everything very well

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is an answered prayer from God. From the very first time I saw her this morning and discussed my health issues, I immediately felt the connection of a patient- doctor relationship. Her cheerful attitude and approach made me feel secured and comfortable to put my trust and confidence. Her concern and sensitivity were very visible. I'm so touched with her taking time to listen and thoroughly explaining in details my illness and addressing it promptly for immediate action and possible treatment. I thank God for giving her to me.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Shes very knowledgeable, and explains things very clearly

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Bellaguarda is a very caring understanding Doctor

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is really really good!

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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January 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda and her team made me feel very confortable and cared for. She was very patient and she explained my condition and teatment with detail. She answered all my questions and she took the time needed to be with me.

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January 30, 2021

5.0

She is amazing , she explain everything very well. She is very attention with the patient and everything . I really liked her .

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January 30, 2021

5.0

She has been my best GI

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Shes great with answering any of my questions, whether it be her team or herself. Very professional and concerned about my well-being

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January 26, 2021

5.0

I would recommend Dr. Bellaguarda to anyone. Dr. Bellaguarda is professional, courteous, knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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January 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Bellaguarda seems to really care. She's very thorough and took the time necessary to explain my disease. I like that she is direct without being brusque or condescending. I have a lot of confidence in her.

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January 24, 2021

5.0

First visit. To soon to tell

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Shes an amazing doctor. Very understanding and empathetic. Provides exceptional care

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Very good listener, great bedside manners, gave instructions in a way that made me understand.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

She knows her stuff!

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January 05, 2021

5.0

She is the best

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January 05, 2021

5.0

Friendly and straight to the point. Gives great information and stays on top of messages.

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December 24, 2020

5.0

She is highly qualified and easy to speak to.

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December 22, 2020

5.0

Very kind and intelligent

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Brilliant and does not rest until her patient is doing the best they can.

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December 02, 2020

4.0

Just met her but, again seems professional

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November 22, 2020

5.0

I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING TO IMPROVE

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November 18, 2020

4.0

She is very knowledgeable and asks all the right questions.

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is extremely professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Always takes her time to explain the care needed and responds to questions so that I may easily understand the current situation and next steps. I know I am in good hands with Dr. Bellaguarda.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Completely listen to my comments, had done previous research on possible affects of chemo drug on my Crohn's, very thorough, logical steps to treat infection & evaluate potential motility issues.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bellaguarda is great. She listens and gives good advice. She doesn't rush through the appointment.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

She is caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and up-to-date on new research.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

My doctor is amazing and all services provided have changed my life for the better.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

I am very picky with doctors and will only go to Dr. Bellaguarda for my Ulcerative Colitis treatment. She truly cares about the health and well-being of her patients. At appointments, she will sit and talk with me about my condition until I'm done. She never makes me feel rushed, which is very important because I only see her once a year. In addition to Dr. Bellaguarda, her nurse Emily is fantastic. Both team members are extremely responsive about my prescriptions"IBD questions.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Very clear and straightforward. Would prefer not to have to wait an hour past appointment time

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October 21, 2020

5.0

All helpful and kind staff

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October 20, 2020

5.0

I think she is terrific. She is careful to explain things so that I understand the disease and the course of treatment and why she is doing things.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

The care I have received has been wonderful. My doctor is amazing at explaining things and is extremely attentive.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Very understanding Dr

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October 13, 2020

5.0

She has been very helpful in understanding my disease and getting me in the path to health.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

My health seems to be under control. Wish I had been under this kind of care years ago.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

On time, caring, great bedside manner

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Very nice and comprehensive

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