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Benjamin Bick, MD

Dr. Benjamin L. Bick joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates in 2022. Dr. Bick received his combined Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering and Medical Degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford as part of the Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions in medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic (Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education). He then completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also served as the Chief Fellow for the program. He then completed an additional fellowship in Advanced Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy at Indiana University under the tutelage of one of the original founders of ERCP in North America. He also received a Masters Degree in Clinical Research at Indiana University. Before coming to Rockford, he was a physician at Indiana University and the Director of the Pancreatic Duct Stone Program. Dr. Bick is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology..

Dr. Bick has a broad interest in digestive disease and endoscopy, with special interests in biliary disease, pancreatic diseases, and gastrointestinal oncology. He is experienced in managing complex pancreatitis including chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic necrosis. He has advanced training in therapeutic endoscopy including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine needle aspiration/biopsy (FNA/FNB), celiac plexus block/neurolysis, sphincter of Oddi manometry, biliary and pancreatic ductoscopy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and intraductal lithotripsy, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and endoscopic drainage/necrosectomy. Dr. Bick has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and has authored a book chapter on chronic pancreatitis. He is a recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the American Pancreatic Association and has mentored multiple award winners at national gastroenterology meetings. He is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Bick is an active member of the medical staff at UW Health Rockford Hospital and OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. His interests outside of medicine include music (he plays piano, cello, and guitar), Chicago sports, Asian culture, gaming, and spending time with family.

Conditions Dr. Bick 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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Helicobacter Pylori Infection
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatitis (Acute & Chronic)
  • Pancreatic Cysts & Mass
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Procedures Dr. Bick performs:

  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)/Biopsy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Sphincter of Oddi manometry
  • Celiac plexus block/neurolysis
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Endoscopic luminal stenting
  • Endoscopic suturing
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Pancreatic Fluid Drainage and Tissue Debridement (Necrosectomy)
  • Spyglass™ Cholangioscopy and Electohydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL)
  • Endoscopic Liver Biopsy
  • Ambulatory pH Monitoring (Bravo© pH)
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Endoscopy for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for Chronic C. Difficile Infection
  • PEG and PEG-J Tube Placement (Endoscopic Feeding Tube)
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