Best Gastroenterologist in New Lenox, IL
Stop searching for the best gastroenterologist near you because the search stops here at SouthWest Gastroenterology. Dr Zahid Afzal, MD and staff are dedicated to getting you the treatment and results you need for a healthy digestive system. Visit us for your digestive health at 678 Cedar Crossings Drive New Lenox, IL 60451.
Are you having some problems with your digestive system? You need the best gastroenterologists in the New Lenox, IL area at SouthWest Gastroenterology. Our board-certified doctor Dr Zahid Afzal, MD has years of experience in this medical field and is ready to help diagnose and treat the variety of conditions that could be affecting your digestive health. Make an appointment today and take the first step to feel better again.
Some of the conditions we treat at our clinic and procedures we have available include:
Abdominal Pain – Are you having unusual and lingering abdominal pain? Come in today and let our gastroenterologists examine you to determine the cause and work with you to come up with a plan to treat it.
Barrett’s Esophagus – This condition is caused by years of gastroesophageal reflux, also known as GERD. The cells in your esophagus begin to look like the cells in your intestine when damaged by frequent exposure to stomach acid. In some cases, this can lead to esophageal cancer.
Colon Cancer Screening – SouthWest Gastroenterology assists you if you must begin regular colorectal cancer screenings. Those of average risk should start this screening at age 45. We have stool-based tests available as well as visual examination of the rectum and colon.
Crohn’s Disease – This disease causes inflammation of your digestive system, leading to abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss, malnutrition, and diarrhea. This inflammatory bowel disease can affect different parts of a digestive system in different people. This painful and debilitating disease can lead to life threating complications.
Colonoscopy – This is a diagnostic test that is used to check for colon cancer and other medical issues and is done by our gastroenterologist. Our digestive health doctor will use a colonoscope, which is a long thin flexible tube with a camera and light at an end, our doctor will exam your colon for any of the signs of cancer. He can even exam the lower part of your small intestine. This is a safe and effective procedure to examine GI issues and also treat them.
Direct Access Endoscopy – Don’t have a referral from a doctor for a test of your gastrointestinal system? No worries! Come in today and access our straight to test diagnostic services.
Capsule Endoscopy – This procedure utilizes some amazing medical technology: A camera inside of a pill! A tiny camera is placed inside a capsule that is a little larger than a standard pill. Powered by a battery and equipped with LED lights, the pill is passed through a patient’s gastrointestinal track taking pictures, much like a tourist. These pictures are transmitted wirelessly outside of your body, so the doctor can examine the parts of your digestive track a colonoscopy can’t reach.
SouthWest Gastroenterology is located at 678 Cedar Crossings Drive New Lenox, IL 60451. We are right next to the Silver Cross Hospital off of Route 6 and off of Exit 1 of I-355. There is ample parking just outside of our clinic. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Do you have questions about our services or would you like to make an appointment? Call our friendly staff today at (815) 584-0077.
We look forward to meeting you and treating your digestive health medical needs!