Dr. Rami E. Lutfi, MD

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Dr. Rami E. Lutfi, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

2600 S Michigan Ave Ste 408, Chicago, IL 60616 Get Directions
(312) 567-2263

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      4.8 based on 24 responses
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (24)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (24)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Lutfi's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Specialties

      • Bariatric Surgery
      • Colon & Rectal Surgery
      • General Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abscess
      • Anal and Rectal Cancer
      • Anal Disorders
      • Anal Fissure
      • Anal Fistula
      • Anorectal Abscess
      • Appendicitis
      • Cancer
      • Colon Disorders
      • Colon Polyp
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Common Bile Duct Stone
      • Constipation
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Digestive Disorders
      • Dysphagia
      • Gallbladder Diseases
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Heartburn
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Hernia
      • Impacted Shoulders
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Intestinal Abscess
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Liver Diseases and Disorders
      • Meckel's Diverticulum
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Obesity
      • Rectal Cancer
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Ulcer
      • Weight Loss

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acid Reflux Surgery
      • Adhesiolysis
      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Appendectomy, Open
      • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
      • Colectomy
      • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Colon and Rectal Surgery
      • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
      • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
      • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Foregut Surgery
      • Gallbladder Removal
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
      • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
      • Gastroenterology Procedures
      • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
      • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
      • Hernia Repair
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
      • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
      • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparotomy
      • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
      • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
      • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
      • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
      • Sleeve Gastrectomy
      • Splenectomy
      • Stomach Surgery
      • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
      • Tracheostomy

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Illinois Hospital

        Completed in 1998

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Illinois Hospital

        Completed in 2003

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Vanderbilt University Hospital

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons) Best Laparoscopic Fellows oral presentation, 2004
        • SAGES Research Grant Award; “Acid Clearance Physiology after Collis-Nissen Gastroplasty, Nissen Fundoplication, and In Healthy Individuals.”, 2005
        • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Scholarship Award, 2003
        • Resident Achievement Award; University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
        • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Scholarship Award, 2004
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      • Media & Publications
        • Endoscopic Treatment Modalities for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Sept 2004
        • Resolution of metabolic syndrome after gastric bypass surgery: Multivariate analysis, May 2005
        • Predictors of success after laparoscopic gastric bypass: a multivariate analysis of socioeconomic factors, 6/ 2006
        • Predictors of early quality-of-life improvement after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, April 2007
        • The Endoscopic Radiofrequency Approach to Management of GERD, June 2004
        • Current Treatment of Achalsia, 2005
        • Heller myotomy vs Heller myotomy plus Dor fundoplication: cost-utility analysis of a randomized trial, March 2006
        • Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions, 2004
        • Is Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery the Most Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Morbidly Obese Patients?, Nov 2005
        • Endoscopic evaluation of the gastrojejunostomy in laparoscopic gastric bypass A series of 340 patients without postoperative leak, Dec 2005
        • The Stretta Procedure, 2004
        • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Comparison of two techniques of gastrointestinal anastomosis, May 2005
        • Three years experience doing the Stretta procedure; does it really make a difference?, Feb 2005
        • Heller Myotomy versus Heller Myotomy with Dor Fundoplication for Achalasia: a Prospective Randomized Double-blind Clinical Trial, Sept 2004
        • NBC Better Health PodCast with Dr. Sandy Goldberg, 2/18/2008

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Arabic
      • French
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Lutfi's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Lutfi

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Lutfi's Care Philosophy

      Provide alternative surgical treatment using more sophisticated minimally invasive surgical technology