Sumeet Tewani MD

Sumeet K. Tewani, M.D.

Sumeet Tewani MD

Dr. Sumeet K. Tewani joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates in 2014. Dr. Tewani received his combined Bachelor’s Degree in the Medical Sciences and Medical Degree at Boston University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and an additional fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. During his gastroenterology training he served as Chief Fellow for the program. He also completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and an International Observer-ship at Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Hyderabad, India.

Dr. Tewani is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

At the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Dr. Tewani holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, is the new Director of the Gastroenterology Curriculum, and will serve on the Medicine Executive Committee. In the past he has served on the Promotions Committee. Dr. Tewani also advocates for our patients on a national level, serving on the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Health and Public Policy Committee and participating in regular visits to senators and representatives offices on Capitol Hill. He is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Tewani has a broad interest in digestive diseases and endoscopy, with special interests in liver, biliary, and pancreatic diseases, gastrointestinal oncology, and Barrett's esophagus. He has advanced training in the therapeutic techniques of interventional endoscopy, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Dr. Tewani’s scientific research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals including Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastroenterology Report (Oxford), American Journal of Roentgenology, and Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

Dr. Tewani has presented his research at national and international conferences including Digestive Diseases Week, the International Liver Congress (European Association for the Study of the Liver), and the International Healthcare Summit. His interests include hockey (especially college hockey), Boston sports, Indian/South Asian culture, and spending time with his family.

  • Conditions Dr. Tewani treats:

    • Abnormal Liver Tests
    • Anemia
    • Acid Reflux/Heartburn/GERD
    • Barrett’s Esophagus
    • Biliary Tract Disorders
    • Celiac Disease
    • Chronic Liver Disease, including Cirrhosis
    • Colon Cancer Prevention
    • Colon Polyps
    • Constipation
    • Clostridium Difficile Infection
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diarrhea
    • Esophageal Disorders including Dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
    • Fecal Incontinence & Urgency
    • Fatty Liver (NAFLD/NASH)
    • Gallstones & Gallbladder Disease
    • Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Helicobacter Pylori Infection
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Pancreatitis (Acute & Chronic)
    • Pancreatic Cysts & Mass
    • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
    • Radiation Proctitis
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
    • Ulcerative Colitis

    Procedures Dr. Tewani performs:

    • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
    • Colonoscopy
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)/Biopsy
    • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Barrett’s Esophagus (Barrx™)
    • Ebdoscopic Mucosal Resection
    • Endoscopic Pancreatic Fluid Drainage and Tissue Deb-ridement (Necrosectomy)
    • Soyglass™ Cholangioscopy and Electohydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL)
    • Pneumatic Dilation for Achalasia
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Ambulatory pH Monitoring (Bravo© pH)
    • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
    • Endoscopy for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) of the Small Intenstine
    • Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for Chronic C. Difficile Infection
    • PEG Tube Placement (Endoscopic Feeding Tube)