Dr. Joel E. Retsky, MD

Dr. Joel E. Retsky, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 53 years old

NorthShore University HealthSystem
1777 Green Bay Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035 Get Directions
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Dr. Retsky specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Highland Park, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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        Lake Forest, IL |
        Ive been a patient for over 2 years and Dr. Retsky and team have been extremely competent, friendly and professional. He was referred to me by a former patient who is also a physician in the North Shore System. Highly recommended.
        Chicago, IL |
        Dr Retsky's office staff is difficult to deal with. They are not responsive nor caring in their approach with patients. More importantly, they do not follow through with their commitments (eg calling back when they say they will or responding timely to email requests for medical advice). Dr Retsky has a very rough bedside manner and makes you feel like you are bothering him. Both Dr Retsky and his staff totally abandoned me when i needed their support.
        in Illinois |
        Was extremely rude and showed 0 compassion to me in a very painful time. I thought doctors were supposed to help people; not sure why he chose this profession if he was going to act like patients are just a bother to him. Very disappointed.
        in Vernon Hills, IL |
        the best of class------top shelf------my whole family uses him-------even my grown son who is a doctor himself---------he is the extremely well regarded by his peers--------a true gem
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            Dr. Retsky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

            •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
            •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
            •  Board certified in Gastroenterology
            •  No malpractice claims found
            •  No sanctions found
            •  No board actions found

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            • Gastroenterology

            Conditions Treated

            • Abdominal Disorders
            • Abdominal Pain
            • Abscess
            • Anal or Rectal Pain
            • Anemia
            • Autoimmune Diseases
            • Barrett's Esophagus
            • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
            • Benign Tumor
            • Blood Disorders
            • Cancer
            • Celiac Disease
            • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
            • Cirrhosis
            • Colorectal Cancer
            • Constipation
            • Crohn's Disease
            • Dehydration
            • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
            • Diarrhea
            • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
            • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
            • Duodenal Ulcer
            • Duodenitis
            • Dysentery
            • Dysphagia
            • Enteritis
            • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
            • Esophageal Cancer
            • Esophageal Diseases
            • Esophageal Diverticulum
            • Esophageal Ulcer
            • Esophageal Varices
            • Esophagitis
            • Gallstones
            • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
            • Gastric Ulcer
            • Gastritis
            • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
            • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
            • Gastrointestinal Diseases
            • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
            • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
            • Gastroparesis
            • Heartburn
            • Hemochromatosis
            • Hemorrhoids
            • Hepatitis C
            • Hernia
            • Indigestion
            • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
            • Intestinal Abscess
            • Intestinal Obstruction
            • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
            • Malnutrition
            • Nausea
            • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
            • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
            • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
            • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
            • Pancreatitis
            • Pyloric Stenosis
            • Reflux Esophagitis
            • Small Intestine Cancer
            • Stomach Cancer
            • Stomach Diseases
            • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
            • Ulcer
            • Ulcerative Colitis
            • Unexplained Weight Loss
            • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
            • Viral Hepatitis
            • Viral Infection
            • Vomiting Disorders


            • Medical School
              Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

              Graduated in 1989

            • Internship Hospital
              Barnes Hosp/Washington University Mc

              Completed in 1990

            • Residency Hospital
              Barnes Hosp/Washington University Mc

              Completed in 1992

            • Fellowship Hospital
              University Chicago Hospital

              Completed in 1995

            Languages Spoken

            • English
            • Spanish

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            • Gastroenterology

            Procedures Performed

            • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
            • Colonoscopy
            • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
            • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
            • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
            • Gastroenterology Procedures
            • Liver Biopsy
            • Manometry
            • Nonvariceal Hemostatis
            • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
            • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
            • Variceal Hemostatis