Digestive problems can seriously impact your daily life, but the gastrointestinal (GI) experts at Cook County Health are here to provide comprehensive care for digestive track issues.

While some GI issues are genetic, others are caused by your immune system or diet. 
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Cook County Health treats patients with gastrointestinal, pancreatic or biliary (liver, gallbladder and bile ducts) disorders. We work with our patients to not only treat digestive disorders, but also provide education about conditions and procedures. 

What are Common Digestive Health Disorders?

Our board-certified physicians and specially trained staff are experts in the treatment gastrointestinal and liver diseases as well as other common GI disorders such as:
  • Celiac Disease 
  • Cirrhosis and other liver diseases
  • Constipation 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Esophageal motility
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
  • GI/colon cancer
  • Heartburn 
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nausea 
  • Pancreatic & biliary disorders
  • Ulcers


We treat these conditions and more in both outpatient and inpatient settings. 
We also offer endoscopic and biopsy procedures to examine the digestive tract and any problems without a surgical procedure. 

Clinic Locations

The division of Gastroenterology has two primary clinical and patient locations within Cook County Health.
Endoscopy Unit - Clinic R

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County 

1969 W. Odgen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-3251

Please make sure to follow the instructions of your doctor regarding procedures especially regarding bringing an escort with you for upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP procedures which require use of conscious sedation. Please take your blood pressure medication in the morning. You may not take your diabetes medication because you will be fasting before the procedure. Check with your physician regarding appropriate instructions.

  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • ERCP
  • Esophageal dilation
  • EUS
  • PEG
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Video capsule endoscopy
GI Clinic- Clinic F

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

1969 W. Odgen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-7630

The outpatient GI Clinic is available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm – 5 pm.  All patients have prior referrals with scheduled appointments. No procedures are performed in this clinic.