Dr. Garth Swanson, MD

Dr. Garth Swanson, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Garth Swanson, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

University Gastroenterologists

1725 W Harrison St Ste 207

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Swanson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Crohn's Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
more than 79% of peers

Dr. Swanson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swanson "I do come from a long line of physicians. My grandfather and father were both physicians. And I always had an interest in science. But I really enjoyed medicine as a field where you got to interact with people and talk with people. One of the things I really enjoy is taking someone who's not doing well, having a lot of symptoms - in GI [gastroenterology] we see a lot of patients who are losing weight, having other problems - and through working with them - getting the right diagnosis and treating them - you can see marked improvement in their symptoms. Patients I have years later - who really now have no gastrointestinal symptoms and are doing great - I take a lot of pride in that, in having been a part of that process in getting them better."


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1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

1  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

57  Conditions Treated


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3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swanson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swanson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swanson to family and friends
3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Swanson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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