Gastroenterologist in Chicago, Illinois

Gastroenterology services from Riverside Medical provide patients with compassionate, customized care for optimal digestive health and healing.

Common Digestive Diseases & Gastrointestinal Issues

Most Americans suffer from a digestive disease or deal with gastrointestinal issues within their life time. These conditions can be uncomfortable, painful, and even debilitating. Fortunately, the GI specialists at Riverside Medical have years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide array of digestive disorders. We can help you identify the causes of your symptoms, diagnose any underlying GI disorders, and develop a treatment plan to cure or manage your digestive ailments.

Gastroenterology Procedures

Gastroenterology procedures from Riverside Medical center on minimally invasive treatments and preventative care.


A colonoscopy is a minimally invasive treatment that allows your GI specialist to examine the colon (large intestine) for abnormalities using a thin, fiber-optic instrument. Colonoscopies are often a part of preventative care to screen for colon cancer or investigate other digestive issues.

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Endoscopy (EGD)

An Upper Endoscopy or Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a thin, fiber-optic camera to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the upper section of the small intestine.) An EGD is often used to investigate symptoms of the upper GI tract.

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Preparing for your Treatment

Dr. Eric J. Yegelwel performs GI treatments and procedures at two locations.  Learn more about your upcoming procedure and ways to prepare for your treatment by printing the patient information sheet below.

 Northwest Endoscopy Center (NEC)

1415 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(Entrance on side of the building)

 Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) Gastroenterology Center

Busse Center (Building 1)
800 W Central Rd, 2nd Floor
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Meet Dr. Eric J. Yegelwel, M.D.

Gastroenterology services from Riverside Medical are led by premier Chicago Gastroenterologist, Dr. Eric J. Yegelwel.


Dr. Yegelwel received his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois Hospital. Dr. Yegelwel completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Loyola University Medical Center/Hines Veterans Administration Hospital. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Yegelwel is the Chief of the Gastroenterology Section at Northwest Community Hospital. He has authored two articles in The American Journal of Gastroenterology and The Journal of Digestive Diseases and Sciences.