Gastroenterologist, Charles McMahon, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Gastroenterologist, Charles McMahon, MD, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL – Charles McMahon, MD, who specializes in treating gastrointestinal disorders, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. McMahon treats functional gastrointestinal disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other GI disorders, and performs colon cancer screenings.

Dr. McMahon sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace. He performs endoscopy procedures at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park.

New technologies and procedures are improving patient outcomes, Dr. McMahon said. For example, new advances in digital cameras have allowed colonoscopies to become more accurate in detecting small and subtle pre-cancerous growths called polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Also, less invasive endoscopic procedures can in some cases be performed rather than open surgery.

"It's an exciting time in gastroenterology," Dr. McMahon said.

Dr. McMahon is an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology, department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology.

Dr. McMahon received a medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.