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 came to see Dr. Robinson based on a referral from my primary doctor. His staff was friendly and courteous. Dr. Robinson and I talked about my previous colonoscopy and he gave me very good information and we discussed future treatment. I learned more from him in a single visit than I had in over a year. Great bedside manner and very nice."
"Where do I start, when I tell you how hesitant I was to go through with this procedure it’s crazy. From the front desk to the nurses and finally Dr. Robinson they made me fell at home from start to finish. I usually do not leave reviews but I felt this was necessary for those that may feel like I did. If you do nothing else go and experience this wonderful medical team."
"Dr Robinson is Awesome!!!! He is patient, he listens to your story, and he reviews your concerns. I feel that I have a patient physician relationship, that is positive. I trust Dr Robinson as my provider. P Jones"
"I loved how attentive the staff was. They asked questions and made sure I was comfortable and knowledgeable about the procedure. Dr. Robinson was GREAT. After the procedure he came out and talked to me and shared his thoughts and concerns. He answered all my questions. He’s a real gentle giant! This office gets a 10 from me. Great service guys!!!!!!"
"Was the best experience Dr Robinson and his staff are amazing so kind , caring, respectful of your needs,, facility is so clean , not long wait period before seeing dr , answered all and any questions we had , made sure we understood everything before we left , would recommend Dr Robinson to family , friends, anyone looking for a fabulous dr thank you everyone for your kindness God Bless you all 🙏🙏"
"I was extremely confortable with Dr Carl Calandra and his staff extremely polite and easy going and when the procedure was completed everyone was very professional and informative highly recommonded ."
"Sometimes you go to a new Doctor and they are cold and very rushed. Dr. Robinson took his time with me and explained everything. His demeanor was was very friendly. I would recommend him to anyone who needs his specialty! This is the 3rd time I've seen Dr. Robinson and is still one of the best doctors I've had! Highly recommend!"
"Dr Carl Robinson did an awesome job with my procedure! I was so pleased with his entire staff 👍🏾 everyone was so kind and professional and made you feel very welcome and safe in their hands. Dr Robinson was the kindest and his professionalism was most appreciated. I will absolutely use him for any health issues I have in this field. He came highly recommended by my primary care physician! And I certainly see why. I highly recommend his services. Thank you Dr Robinson and staff. Blessings 🙏🏽"
"Dr Carl Calandra is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He actually truly cares, listens, treats patients with unbelievable respect and understanding. I am chronically ill and deal with top medical hospital systems in the City and across the country. I honestly feel he is one of the best I have worked with. Not only him, but the staff is excellent and dealt with all of our insurance issues and we didn’t have to do anything. They are fast, reliable and very impressed with the medical attention and compassion he has as a doctor."
"I had a very professional and comforting experience. Everyone on the team were friendly and caring. I recommend Dr. Robinson for any of your gastroenterology needs. No pain, great bed side manner and gave you the results and his office followed up on me later on that day. A Genuine doctor!"
"Hard to leave a meaningful review as I have only experienced a pre-procedure consultation. My limited view is: Dr. Robinson is personable. He appears to be knowledgeable and open to questions. So far so good! More after Feb, 2023. '"
"My first visit with Dr. Robinson was wonderful. He had taken time to know my story and was able to address my situation with concern and professionally. He took time to explain my issue and how he would manage it going forward. He made sure I understood each step of where we were years ago, where we are today and how he would address my issue in January. Dr. Robinson is knowledgeable, patient and caring. I've already told my sisters about him."
"Dr. Robinson did a detailed inquiry as to my medical background and what issues I had at the time of my appointment He asked me to take a blood test and told me that there would be another appointment if needed."
"Dr. Robinson's office was highly recommended and I understand why now. He explained everything and listen and answered my question. Bedside manners is rare to find these day but I discover it still exists with Dr. Robinson and his staff."
"(Translated by Google) I collected everything with an interpreter to be able to explain it well, thank you very much for everything (Original) Todo muy me colecto con un enterprete para poder esplicarle bien muchas gracias por Todo"
"The staff was very polite and helpful as well as good service and efficiency I would recommend this facility to any on looking for the services they offer. Mr Robinson nson was very explanatory professionsal about the procedurei have to get done."
"I was very satisfied with my office visit with Dr. Robinson. Staff was very professional and pleasant and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Robinson was very Professional and knowledgeable in understanding and explaining to me about my condition.. Had a great visit. Great doctor."
"Very pleasant visit. Dr Robinson was very patient with me. He discussed my issues an things very well. Very pleased with him. A person has concerns with their health and you need someone that's patient and understanding. So big up's to Dr. Carl Robinson."
"Doctor Carl Robinson was amazing he was very helpful straight to the point he gave me all the facts I needed to help me in my situation I will refer him to anyone he was great I like having him as my specialist"
"He actually LISTENS!!! That fact, right there, puts him highest on "the great list" of doctor care. This was my first visit with Dr. Robinson. Lately, I've been having memory issues. Even though I come to my appointments prepared, complete with notes needing attention, I have issues clearly explaining myself. That is exactly what happened during this appointment! I was so upset with this, but Dr. Robinson was extremely patient and caring. He understood what I was trying to explain to him and actually was able to offer working solutions for what I was able to remember and explain to him. Dr. Robinson treated me with the utmost respect and caring, NOT with the impatience/curtness I've gotten from other physicians. I highly recommend Dr. Robinson, a very adept Gastroenterologist, especially for other seniors like me."
"Dr. Robinson and his staff are TOP NOTCH indeed!!My minor procedure was just that....MINOR AND PAINLESS!!LOL!He does a PHENOMENAL job and hopefully if any else occurs health wise unto myself, I won't hesitate to request for Dr. Robinson again!!Fantastic job Doc as well as the entire Operating staff that performed my minor procedure (Colonoscopy)."
"I found Dr. Carl Calandra to be very professional. I appreciated his expertise, communication with me, the patient, and my family, and his caring. I also found the office staff to be very efficient with scheduling, knowledge about prep for procedure and any follow-up questions."
"Dr. C Robinson was very professional and attentive. He actually took the time to listen to my concerns, educate, and come up with a plan that we both agreed on. You don’t find very attentive doctors nowadays. Usually they are in and out and once you leave you feel that your issue wasn’t resolved satisfactorily. I would definitely refer others to Dr. Robinson. It took me a while to research and find a GI Dr and I’m glad I stumbled across him."
"Dr. Robinson was very helpful in assesing my condition and clear explaining what needs to be done to resolve the issues. He listens and is concern about your health. He gives recommendation and steps needed. In addition his staff is helpful and discusses your symptoms to pass on to the doctor. The office is clean and orderly and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Robinson for Gastrointestinal diagnoses and follow up care."
"Dr Robinson is the best. I will for my appt for weeks if I have to. He is kind and an expert in his field. His prep for the procedure is mild and easy. I didn't have to drink that nasty stuff. I recommend him to all my friends and family"
"Dr.Misra and the staff are very caring and professional people the procedure (endoscope) was excellent I recommend Dr.Misra for such procedure. I would like to Thank Dr.Misra and staff at carle bromenn. Freweinik Gebreyohannes."
"Dr. Robinson’s bedside presence is unmatched. He listens and answers any questions that you have. A very patient and caring doctor. I feel comfortable being in his care. Would recommend him without reservation."
"Best experience with a doctor I've had in a long time. He takes his time with you unlike most doctors. He doesn't talk into a chart or have a chart in his hand. He looks you directly in the eyes when he speaks to you! I appreciate that. He explained everything to me with such ease. I don't enjoy going to the doctor but I want to go back just because you can tell he cares about his patients and he has good positive energy exuding from his pores"
"Dr. Robinson and his medical staff are wonderful. My only suggestion would be for the reception staff. I think the Receptionists should at least greet the patients first, before asking "Do you have an appointment?" How about, "Good morning, how can I help you today?""
"My experiences seeing Dr. Carl Robinson are always very pleasant. He’s very informative concerning my health issues, he’s empathetic and I a trust him and his medical advice implicitly. When I am anxious about my GI issues, he’s able to explain and say what should be done in such a way that I am completely put at ease and I trust his opinion, knowing that he has my best interest and well being at heart. I trust him wholeheartedly. He’s careful to answer my questions and always ask if I have any questions or comments for him. He makes sure that I am okay."
"Dr. Carl Robinson was very thorough and knowledgeable when it came to my procedure. He has great bedside manner and I truly felt at ease when conversing with him. I would highly recommend him if you’re seeking a Gastroenterologist!"
"I found Dr Kaplan to be a very caring and informative doctor. He does his job well knows what he's doing and keeps you informed as a patient as does the rest of the people that work with him. His nurses are on the ball and always willing to help. Sincerely Elizabeth Carly"
"Had a colonoscopy done with Dr Carl Robinson. The procedure was done in office which has a surgical room. Everything was very clean and neat. The nursing staff was absolutely comforting. This was the first procedure I have ever had and the nurses were awesome. Super nice and understanding. The anesthesia nurse from Lake Anesthesia was awesome too. Very reassuring. Of course Dr Robinson was amazing with great doctor presence. I had absolutely no worries and knew I was in good hands. Overall I was worried about nothing. The passing gas part of the procedure wasn't fun but hey everyone in recovery room was doing it so let it loose lol! Ill see you in 10 yrs doctor and thank you."
"I've been under doctor care for my disease more 30 years and essentially have had three gastroenterology doctors. My first doctor was terrible, the second I had for the majority of those thirty years and thought he was absolutely the best. Since his retirement I've gone to Dr. Carl Calandra. With two procedures under his care and a several visits, I am more than impressed with his "bedside manor" and his confident and focused explanation of my treatment. His suggestions have improved my overall life comfort. I'm so glad to be under Dr. Carl Calandra's care! thanks Doc!"
"I was so happy to find Dr. Robinson, he is an outstanding doctor. I was referred to him by an urgent care doctor which is her doctor and her mom’s doctor. He is so intensive and listens. Thumbs up for Dr. Robinson!!!"
"I love the place and it was beautiful and clean. The people there were very friendly and nice 👍Carl A Robinson, M.D. is a very nice man and he ask questions about what is wrong. He's answers all your questions. That's the kind of doctor that we all need."
"This office is very professional and kind , they listen to your concerns and needs Doctor and staff i would recommend this office to my family and friends Dr Carl Robinson and his staff i give them thumbs up I was nervous going in there and i was relaxed after my visit Thank you"
"Dr.Carl A.Robinson is soooo amazing!! Not only do he listen to you BUT Dr.Robinson 'HEAR' you and really give you the time and attention that you really need.If i could promote his business i truly will. Dr.Robinson, like i told you in your office, I truly appreciate and thank you for all that you've done for me and pray that you,your family and business will continue to prosper...."
"Dr. Carl Robinson is the epitome of professionalism! He is very knowledgeable with a great bedside manner. Always receptive and available to answer any questions or concerns. His staff is great and I always feel I receive the best of care."
"Dr. Robinson did my colonoscopy. I had a great experience from beginning to end. Most important his bedside manner is best I have seen and follow up to my test result were given a personal touch. I can appreciate the time he took to explain things to me and he was very receptive to my question. Excellent experience😊"
"This was my first visit and I felt like I was family. Dr. Carl Robinson answered all of my questions even though I felt embarrassed to ask them. He reassured me that there was nothing to be ashamed of . He encourages his patients to ask questions .Professional and very informative… Great doctor"
"Dr. Robinson and his team did a great job of explaining the process from the start to the end of the procedure. It was a smooth process I was in and out before I knew it. I highly recommend Dr. Robinson and his team!"
"Dr. Carl A. Robinson and his staff was very informative and made sure I understood everything I needed to know for my up coming procedure. The office setting is welcoming and the staff is very friendly.Dr. Robinson thank you for your time and patience."
"I have never experienced such a service minded group as Dr Commacho has assembled on his team. I kid you not. The procedure I had is no ones idea of fun. However, from the first person I interacted with to the last person to see me out I was more than impressed with their service mindset and their friendly nature. I ended up telling them I used to travel frequently for work and stayed at nice hotels but their treatment surpassed even the staff at the Ritz Carlton. It was more like I had a spa appointment than what I was in for. I give them 10 in every part of the procedure. From start to finish!"