Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD

Gastroenterology •  Female • Age 47


Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 15 years. She specializes in gastroenterology.


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Agreed to see me even though I was late, then used my tardiness as an excuse to rush through the appointment, make me feel guilty, and ultimately waste my time when she decided at the end of the appointment that she didn't want me as a patient. Must be nice to live such a privileged life. I never asked to see her when I showed up late, this was her decision. If she cannot act professionally under a time crunch, then don't squeeze people in. She clearly could not set aside whatever personal issues she was dealing with and conduct proper bedside manner. She was condescending and mean, then had me ordered out by her nurse muscle after leaving me with no info on where to turn to next. I won't be seeing her again and I won't be returning to NMH for any GI work. The office she works in is a pharma lab where they pump people full of PPI's and study the results. They don't care about fixing your issues and they will talk down to you like its your fault you have these issues.
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I did meet Dr.Gonsalves 5 years a go,I was really sick. I was seeing drs at uic and was not getting any better.i remember first time I saw Dr. Gonsalves she talked to me over 2 hours she told me ossama everything going to be ok and things only going get better and sure it’s now. You can not find better dr then her and her team.i have EoE and that not easy. But with the help and care from Dr. Gonsalves I’m sure only going to get better and better I trust her on my life. You the best Dr ever
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I think she is a competent doctor, but her office is very disorganized and it's extremely difficult to get in touch with her. If you are experiencing a problem that needs rather immediate attention, you are often at the mercy of her nurse, and it usually takes (at best) a few days or (at worst) a couple weeks to get back to you. Patient care doesn't seem to be a top priority for Dr. Gonsalves.
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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. Gonsalves' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Gonsalves treats Enteritis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Gonsalves treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

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Dr. Gonsalves treats Dysphagia more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Gonsalves treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

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Dr. Gonsalves treats Vomiting Disorders more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Gonsalves treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Gonsalves' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • 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
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications


McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
Fellowship Hospital
McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
Residency Hospital
Umdnj-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School


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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)