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Gastroenterologist in Chicago, Illinois

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


Gastroenterology services from Riverside Medical are led by Dr. Eric J. Yegelwel, a leading Chicago Gastroenterologist. Dr. Yegelwel specializes in diagnosing and treating an array of gastrointestinal diseases  with non-surgical procedures. In addition, Dr. Yegelwel provides preventative care, such as colon cancer screening. People appreciate his down to earth and approachable nature as well as his commitment to providing  each patient with specialized personal care.

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 served as 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.

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.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD.) This chronic digestive disorder causes inflammation in the lining of your digestive tract.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder of the intestines characterized by recurring abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, bloating, or constipation.

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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease involves the intestine’s self-damaging immune reaction to ingesting gluten, which is a protein in wheat, barley, and rye.

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease marked by long-lasting inflammation and sores in the inner lining of the large intestine.

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Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are veins in the anus and rectum that have become uncomfortably swollen and inflamed due to pressure.

Learn more about Hemorrhoids >>

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an irritation of the esophagus caused by backwash of acidic contents and bile from the stomach.

Learn more about Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) >>

Barrett’s Esophagus

Barrett’s Esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced due to chronic regurgitation of stomach acid.

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Other Digestive Issues

Other Gastrointestinal (GI) related issues include stomach ulcers, acid reflux, heartburn & indigestion, stomach pain, diarrhea & more.

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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) 

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

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