Dr Hanauer is trying to build up the GI team at Northwestern to compete with the team he helped to build at U of Chgo. Sounds like his recruitment is going well. Another top notch GI surgeon is Dr. Roger Hurst at U of C (works w/ dr Rubin and did with dr Hanauer.)
If you are in Chgo, you have great choices.
Yes, I'm fortunate to be in a major metropolitan city with access to some great doctors, however, with that comes the decision as to whom I'll ultimately let evict my colon. Dr. Strong is the front runner and my New Years resolution is to get my life back so hopefully that will happen next month!