A Team of Professionals

Dedicated to the care of your Gut:


Suriya Sastri, M.D., FACG
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Sastri graduated from Madras Medical College, India. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Sastri has been in practice as a gastroenterology consultant for the treatment of a wide variety of digestive disorders of stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas. She is skilled in endoscopic procedures including therapeutic ERCP, and has a special interest in the treatment of heartburn, ulcer and disorders of liver, pancreas and colon.

Dr. Sastri believes in working closely with her patients and their families. She is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a member of the American Medical Association. She is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest advancements in the field of gastroenterology.

Peer Physicians

Midwest Digestive Center is a bridge organization that takes pride in collaborating with primary care physicians in its four sites located in surrounding communities which provide gastroenterology consultation services.

Sinha Chunduri, MD, Gastroenterologist, Melrose Park, IL

Dr. Chunduri is a well regarded practicing Gastroenterologist with privileges at multiple hospitals in the Metro Chicago, with his office at Melrose Park, IL. He is a peer physician overseeing the Midwest Digestive Center’s Quality Assurance Program.

  • QA + QI Committee
  • Infection Control
  • Research Committee

Manuel Alva, MD, Berwyn, IL

Dr. Alva graduated from the Universidad de Montemorelos, Escuela de Medicina in 1988. He specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine and his office is located in Berwyn, IL. His affiliations are with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Mac Neal Hospital. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

  • Credentialing and Executive Committee

Pushpa Soundararajan, Registered Licensed Dietitian, Willowbrook, IL


Pushpa Soundararajan, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian

Midwest Digestive Center offers Nutrition Counseling by Pushpa Soundararajan. She has over 25 years experience in the field and integrates her knowledge in Yoga and Ayurveda where appropriate to provide a holistic approach to health and healing