Vishal Desai, MD


157 Ratings
Practices In: Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Lisle, Oakbrook Terrace
Patients Seen: Adults

My approach to prac­tic­ing med­i­cine is sim­ple. My goal is to work with my patients in order to ade­quate­ly deliv­er high qual­i­ty med­ical care. I make it a point to keep my patients well informed, com­fort­able and engaged in their own treat­ment. Any ques­tions, con­cerns or opin­ions are always tak­en into account as no one knows their own body and symp­toms than the patient. I want to be a physi­cian that is approach­able and relat­able and will always put my patients first.

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Board Certifications
Internal Medicine
Awards & Accolades
Rush University Endoscopy Fellow of the Year 2019
American Liver Foundation (ALF) – Liver Debates Winner 2019
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outstanding Teacher Award 2016
Best procedural (colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, PEG tube placement) fellow, Rush University Medical Center 2018
American Liver Foundation Liver Debates Winner 2018
Debate winner - Debated the Workup of Fibrosis in Fatty Liver Patients 2018
Clinical Interests

Gas­troen­terol­o­gy and Hepa­tol­ogy, Func­tion­al dis­eases includ­ing the gas­troin­testi­nal tract. Pre­ven­ta­tive med­i­cine, Colon can­cer screen­ing and pre­ven­tion, Esophageal can­cer screen­ing and pre­ven­tion, Healthy lifestyle prac­tices, Nutrition

Personal Interests

Spend­ing time with friends and fam­i­ly, My son — born in 2019 who I look for­ward to see­ing every morn­ing and every evening when return­ing from work, Watch­ing bas­ket­ball and foot­ball, Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan fan, Play­ing ten­nis, golf and bas­ket­ball, Trav­el­ing (name a coun­try and chances are I have been there at some point in my life)

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) American Medical Association (AMA) American College of Physicians (ACP) American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E. Brush Hill Road Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 331-221-1000 Get Directions
Michigan State Medical School Graduation Date: 2012 Degree: MD
Rush University Medical Center Resident in Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center Gastroenterology & Hepatology


Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Esophagogastro- duodenoscopy - EGD, pH Study for Esophageal Reflux Disease


Achalasia, Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Adults), Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease of the Colon in Adults, Eosinophillic Esophagitis (EoE), Esophageal Eosinophilia, GERD, Gastroparesis, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Hepatitis C, Liver Disease in the Pregnant Patient, Management of Gastroparesis, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), Ulcer Bleeding, Ulcerative Colitis in Adults


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

157 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

155 Ratings

Provider showed concern

156 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

156 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

155 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

153 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Very good."
Jan. 24, 2023
"Doctor made me very comfortable. Very kind & explained things well."
Jan. 11, 2023
"I have recommended *Dr. Desai to 10 of my friends & family."
Nov. 1, 2022
"Excellent doctor. Very compassionate and ensured that I didn't have any other questions before leaving."
Aug. 20, 2022
"I'm telling everyone that they all were very nice and helpful thank you all."
Aug. 19, 2022
"Doctor was great, listened to me and was helpful to address my issues."
Aug. 19, 2022
"Great experience"
Jul. 20, 2022
"Dr.Desai took his time and talked to me and really tried to see what the cause is."
Jul. 13, 2022
"This was a very pleasant experience. First visit with *Dr. Desai. I just hope he stays with Duly. Honestly, he is the _____ gastro I've seen at Duly. Please, please keep him on staff."
Jun. 17, 2022
"Excellent physician and staff."
Jun. 17, 2022
"Dr. Desai was great, I felt like he's been my doctor for years and this was my first visit with him."
Jun. 16, 2022
"I cannot express enough the thanks I have for the care I am receiving under Dr. Desai. He is tremendously kind, thoughtful and truly concerned with my health."
Jun. 12, 2022
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