Contact Us

Bashar Attar, M.D., Ph.D., System Chair

1900 W. Polk St.
14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: phumphrey@cookcountyhhs.org

The division of Gastroenterology has two primary clinical and patient locations within the Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

Endoscopy Unit -Clinic R

All our endoscopic procedures: upper endoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, ERCP, EUS, PEG, Video capsule endoscopy, esophageal dilation and enteroscopy are performed in the Endoscopy Unit-Clinic R.

Clinic R is located near the west end of the Stroger Hospital on the second floor; 1901 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612. Telephone (312) 864-3251

Please make sure to follow the instructions of your doctor regarding procedures especially regarding bringing an escort with you for upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and ERCP procedures which requires use of conscious sedation.  Please take your blood pressure medication in the morning. You may not take your diabetes medication because you will be fasting before the procedure. Check with your physician regarding appropriate instructions.

GI Clinic- Clinic F

We have out-patient GI Clinic sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-5:00 PM.  All patients have prior referrals with scheduled appointments.  No procedures are performed in this clinic.

Clinic F is located near the west end of the Stroger Hospital on the first floor; 1901 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612. Telephone (312) 864-7630