At GI Alliance of Illinois, we are a physician-led practice with a patient-centric focus, meaning you will always be our top priority. We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your provider and to know that you are cared about every step of the way. When choosing a provider, it is important to find one that is not only knowledgeable about your GI condition but one that can provide you with the support you need. Our practice is known across the state because of our top rated gastroenterologists and staff. We would love for you to browse through the reviews below from past and present patients who have been right where you are so that you can make the most informed decision when choosing a GI provider. Once you have read the reviews, reach out to a GI Alliance of Illinois location near you— we would love a chance to connect with you and find out how we can help you achieve better GI health.
"I have been going to this location for years. I receive an infusion every 7 weeks for an auto-immune disease and every person there is friendly and willing to help. Whether they are busy or not, I never feel like I am not important. Each Doctor has met with me at one point or another I can not say a single negative thing about them. I would suggest them to anyone I know. Updaye 2023: They had a problem with meds being delivered and they went above and beyond for me to ensure I didn't miss an infusion. Another example of great care and service. Thank you to the incredible staff!"
"Staff was very helpful with preparing me for procedure. Staff and Doctor were also efficient before procedure explaining what was to be done and about how long it would take. Also they made follow up communications to make sure all was still going good after procedure. The whole experience was good"
"It was refreshing how prepared Dr Hersh was for my first appointment. The office staff were very nice and I felt well taken care of. Also Dr Hersh is very thorough. My endoscopy went without a hitch. Results were shared and I’m taking several antibiotics which I don’t like but need."
"Highly recommend Dr. Dorfmeister. She and her staff have tremendous bedside manner, very thorough in their communication with the patient, take time and support the patient asking questions. They are efficient and meet all expectations. Appreciate her care!"
"Dr. Joseph and nurses were informative with step by step instructions. Simple and quick necessary procedure. After the IV was administered with the anesthesia, the only thing I remember is waking up in recovery. Recommend GI Alliance to everybody."
"I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to Natasha, the IV infusion specialist. I have been a patient at this clinic since 2019 and receive Remicade infusions. Natasha always takes good care of me. She has great iv skills, medical knowledge, she is professional, sincere, caring, and always advocates for me as a patient. I am not just another patient to her. I always feel well taken care of. Thank you."
"Dr. Sun, the anesthesiologist, and the nurses & staff here are exceptional! I was there for my first ever colonoscopy - nervous, as one might imagine - and everyone was absolutely courteous, pleasant, thorough, and professional. While I am not exactly 'looking forward' to my next visit, I know that I will be in good and capable hands with Dr. Sun and his team of awesome folks!"
"Very smooth and easy procedure, especially the very courteous and friendly nursing/techs help throughout the process. I didn't know what to expect but was taken care of very well and Doc was very friendly as well. 👍"
"Prepping for my first Colonoscopy wasn't easy. The day of my appointment all the staff treated me with such compassion and kindness. They answered my questions and calmed my fears and worry. I felt like family. I felt at ease. Everything went well! Dr. Pillai and all of his staff were amazing. Highly recommended!"
"The nurses were all friendly and accommodating. The anesthesiologist went through the process with me and was also a nice man. Dr Christopoulos was very professional and gave me the the results in terms I could understand. I have to give a shout out to Debbie, one of the receptionists. I was very upset when I got there, because we got lost on the way there and I had to go the bathroom really really badly. She walked me around the facility to calm me down so my BP was not over the top. It must have worked because my BP was 135/60 before the procedure. Though having a colonoscopy (especially the prep) is not a walk in the park, the staff there was exceptionally efficient as well as compassionate."
"The nurse practitioner that worked with me was kind and patient. I felt well taken care of. Instructions and procedures were reviewed. I know what to expect and the timeframe. My experience was good."
"The office was clean and most of the staff were great. Way too many signs all over the front desk and one employee got verbally ( under his breath) upset that I walked up to him rether than the far desk and pointed at one of the hundred signs that said window closed or something of that nature. The nurse was awesome, fast and pleasant through the entire visit. Overall I would definitely recommend this office."
"Dr Raj Pillai is truly a professional.He is a great GI doctor. I could not believe how kind and humble he is. The procedure he performed was flawless and painless. He made a follow up calls twice to check on me. I would highly recommend him.I was truly impressed."
"I was very impressed from the registration process, the procedure "prep" and the follow up later that morning. Everyone was very courteous and professional, yet very caring and aware this is not something the customers do everyday. Dr Christopoulos had excellent follow up after the procedure. As one wise man used to say...It's not everyday I go to get a colonoscopy, but when I do, I go to the IL Gastroenterology group/ Northwest Endoscopy Center in Arlington Heights. Highly recommend."
"Dr. Hersh and the staff did a great job! He was available when I called at 1:00am with a 7:30am procedure. He put my mind at ease when a spit up the second prep of the tablets. He had a good sense of humor after the procedure too."
"Overall this place is good and has nice staff. But the people who help you make appointments were the best. Specifically Marie. She was so friendly and amazing! She really cared and tried to help us as much as she could and she was able to get us the appointment we wanted! She made sure she looked at all the possibilities and thanks to her we got it! Big thanks from me and my dad to Marie."
"I was so well taken care of! My nurses, anesthesiologist and Dr. Sunil Joseph could not have been more professional, kind and comforting. I was filled in step by step of my procedure. The office staff are always available to help with any questions or concerns and if they need to reach out to the doctor for your answer you always get a prompt call back. Many thanks to Dr. Sunil Joseph, the nurses and the rest of the group for taking good care of me!"
"I'd like to thank Dr. Stinneford, staff and everyone at the Endo Center of Elgin Gastroenterology for the professionalism, timeliness, and comprehensive pre/post communication that accompanied my procedure."
"Staff was fantastic! From the moment I enter, the staff made me comfortable! Prep before surgery was a pleasant task due to Nurse and other team players!! Dr. Joseph was well prepared with all info. I needed!!! 5 STAR SERVICE!!!! Glenn D"
"The people behind the desk and the nurse practitioner were extremely accommodating and kind. I had a bad experience with the lady who came in to take my blood pressure, etc. I shared that with the nurse practitioner and she got the woman in charge. She welcomed my reiteration of the situation and led me to believe she would pursue it. Thank you!"
"Very professional from beginning to end. All staff was caring and tentative to my needs as well as my wife. The anesthesiologists was really good as well. I've worked with some great cardiovascular anesthesiologists, and he was just as good."
"Staff was very friendly and made me feel at ease. My previous doctor retired and I ended up seeing Dr. Sonia Godambe. I hated to switch doctors but was extremely satisfied with her. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a gastroenterologist."
"Dr. Joseph’s practice is a well oiled machine. Extremely competent knowledgeable and organized. In addition, the entire staff is very friendly, caring and helpful in answering any questions or concerns. The experience at this office will take away any apprehension of having a colonoscopy. Cathy Neuhalfen"
"It was easy chicken they were on time prompt courteous knowledgeable everyone did a fantastic job I wouldn't go anywhere else I would recommend them very highly and after surgery they were prompt they gave you the information that you need to know and they were all very caring they all did an excellent job I recommend it"
"(Translated by Google) DR. SONIA GODAMBE👩⚕️ SHE IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR AND THE BEST FOR OUR LATIN COMMUNITY, SHE SPEAKS SPANISH AND IS ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY VERY ATTENTIVE NURSES.👍 (Original) DR. SONIA GODAMBE👩⚕️ ES UNA EXELENTE DOCTORA Y LO MEJOR PARA NUESTRA COMUNIDAD LATINA, HABLA ESPAÑOL Y SE ACOMPAÑA CON ENFERMERAS MUY ATENTAS TAMBIEN.👍"
"My office visit with Samantha was very good. She explained everything to me about my procedure. She answered all my questions and was very caring about me as a patient. I would recommend her and this practice."
"I just want to say Thank you to everyone who took care of me. I am terrified of needles and always have really bad anxiety when I have to do anything with needles and especially with putting anesthetic in. The nurse did so good, from the first time and the IV was in (in a vain that has never worked before). Also they made sure I knew I was in good hands and I really was. The colonoscopies upper and lower was really quick, I was done in less than an hr. Thank you guys again, it really means a lot to me for what all of you did!"
"(Translated by Google) It is a clinic where they are too friendly. At all times they are aware of you, they introduce themselves to you to know who they are. They did a procedure on me and at all times they were very attentive the next day they spoke to me to find out if I spent the night well... wow I loved their patience and kindness of each employee there. Congratulations for the care you give us Thank you (Original) Es una clinica donde se pasan de amables. En todo momento están pendientes de ti, se presentan contigo para saber quienes son. Me hicieron un procedimiento y en todo momento estaban muy pendientes al otro día me hablaron para saber si pase bien la noche...wow Me encantó su paciencia y amabilidad de cada empleado ahi presente. Felicidades por la atención que se nos brindan Gracias"
"The service from the Illinois Gastroenterology Group for many years. The staff is very friendly and thorough in their work. Dr Losurdo has a great bedside manner. He always shows concern in our conversations. I have recommended him to family and friends."
"My wife and I have been using James Stinneford’s practice for over 30 years and am very pleased with him! He actually takes the time to listen to your concerns and is very helpful with recommendations, he is our go to guy! We highly recommend him! Henry and Lynette Aul"
"I felt very cared for and special from the moment I first made an appointment. The nurse called and went over all details. No question was dumb. Upon arriving they were ready for me. We get a private nurse who stays with you until you go in for the procedure. I woke up easily. The doctor was very nice and explained things clearly! I highly recommend this group!"
"Extremely professional and polite staff. Everyone was informative and joyful which meant a lot because I was nervous. Dr. Losurdo is an excellent doctor in explaining what was done and made my experience comforting."
"Dr. Godambe was very professional, courteous, and thorough during my procedure. She took the time to explain my results and when I might expect biopsies. I have been a patient of hers for about 7 years now and find her a competent and caring physician."
"I recently had a colonoscopy with Dr Stinneford. Hes plain awesome at what he does. He was on time and the colonoscopy went smooth. Staff was extremely nice. I would recommend Dr Stinneford to anyone looking for a Gastroenterology Dr. Hes very nice and actually seems to love what he does. I will go there again and again. His place runs like a fine watch. Very smooth process."
"I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Losurdo. He was the doctor on call when I had an emergency room visit. He was kind, professional, and put me at great ease. I have continued on with him as a patient and continue to be extremely happy with the care he provides and his compassion and concern."
"A very efficient procedure. Dr. Joseph and the team at Elgin Gastroenterology Group were professional, thorough and did a great job making sure I was taken care of throughout the entire process. I would highly this group of extraordinary individuals."
"I would highly recommend the Illinois Gastroenterology Group. Everyone was so friendly, professional, and efficient. My procedure wasn’t scheduled until 11 and I was concerned about them running late. They were actually ahead of schedule. I was dropped off at 10:30 and was ready to be picked up at 12:15. Overall, it was a great experience."
"Dr. Sunil is a knowledgeable doctor who explained my issues well that I can understand. He performed my procedure without any problem & able to resolve my coughing issues due to my reflux. Algonquin surgical center where the procedure was performed is also a good place for outpatient procedures. The staff are professionals to their patients."
"I recently had an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Dorfmeister she was professional but down to earth not that snubby bedside manner, actually her whole staff was great , I just wanted have asked for a little more time from her after my procedure. Yes I would recommend her."
"Dr Sonia Godambe is small but knows her stuff. She's very accommodating and very gentle too. Her staff, and anesthesiologist are top notch and very welcoming too. Wierd as this may sound, I actually don't mind getting a colonoscopy. They actually make it a pleasureable experience."
"I had an excellent experience with Dr. Blumenstein and the staff at Illinois Gastroenterology group. The staff is extremely professional and friendly. My prep, screening procedure and follow-up went very smooth. I would highly recommend!"