Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD

Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD

GastroenterologyFemaleAge 49

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 574-3157

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Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gonsalves has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Umdnj-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 1999. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gonsalves to book an appointment.


Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Galter675 N Saint Clair St Chicago, IL 60611

Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Digestive Health Center259 E Erie St Fl 16 Chicago, IL 60611

Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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  • Office environment (12)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (11)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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B in Chicago, IL – May 08, 2019
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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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Ossama El-barbarawi in Chicago – Mar 09, 2019
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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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Chicago, IL – Oct 03, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks


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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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gonsalves

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gonsalves treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gonsalves treats other conditions, please contact the office at (312) 926-2000.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Gonsalves is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Dr. Gonsalves' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vomiting Disorders

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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


  • Gastroenterology


Northwestern University-Feinberg Sch of Med
Fellowship Hospital
Northwestern University-Feinberg Sch of Med
Residency Hospital
Umdnj-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 926-2000.

Does Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gonsalves has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Gonsalves' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gonsalves frequently treats Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Gonsalves specializes.

Where is Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves, MD's office located?

Dr. Gonsalves' office is located at 675 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gonsalves is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)