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Dr. Joel Retsky, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 56

  
Dr. Retsky

NorthShore University HealthSystem

1777 Green Bay Rd Highland Park, IL 60035
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Dr. Joel Retsky, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Highland Park, IL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Retsky is a fantastic doctor who will always have your best interests in mind. He is a very experienced doctor and I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Retsky listens well and doesn't rush you as you explain your issues and ask questions. He personally calls to check up on you at the end of the day after a procedure. That is rare these days. He is knowledgeable, kind and one of the best doctors I've seen in recent years. His nurses are responsive and caring also. All very good.
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Excellent, completely thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate. Probably saved my life.
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Dr. Retsky has treated me, my husband, and other family members for a number of years. He is extremely skilled- our colonoscopies and endoscopes are smooth sailing, he responds to our calls quickly, and he knows his stuff! . We all have complete faith in his judgment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Biography

Dr. Joel Retsky, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Highland Park, IL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University Chicago Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Barnes Hosp/Washington University Mc
Residency Hospital
1990
Barnes Hosp/Washington U MC
Internship Hospital
1989
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • English

Awards

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(847) 433-3460

Dr. Retsky accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Retsky's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Retsky treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

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Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retsky treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Retsky treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Retsky performs Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Retsky performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy

Dr. Retsky's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nonvariceal Hemostatis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Variceal Hemostatis
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders