Dr. Rami E. Lutfi, MD

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Dr. Rami E. Lutfi, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

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

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"My practice philosophy is to emphasize and exhaust all non-surgical treatment options before considering surgery. When surgery is necessary, we utilize the latest technological advances and minimally invasive surgery to assure patients are receiving the best care possible to accelerate recovery time." Dr. Lutfi is the Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois, in Chicago.Read more

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Lutfi says..

Rami Lutfi, MD, FACS is nationally and internationally known as a leader in Bariatric Surgery. He is a pioneer of many ground-breaking techniquesand procedures, including being the first surgeon to perform a sleeve gastrectomy in Illinois and the first to place a gastric balloon in the Midwest.Dr. Lutfi has performed hundreds of bariatric procedures and has written extensively about weight loss surgery for leading medical journals. He is one of only a few surgeons who educates new surgeons how to perform successful, minimally invasive bariatric surgery. 

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  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • 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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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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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  • 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 says...

Rami Lutfi, MD, FACS is nationally and internationally known as a leader in Bariatric Surgery. He is a pioneer of many ground-breaking techniques and procedures, including being the first surgeon to perform a sleeve gastrectomy in Illinois and the first to place a gastric balloon in the Midwest.Dr. Lutfi has performed hundreds of bariatric procedures and has written extensively about weight loss surgery for leading medical journals. He is one of only a few surgeons who educates new surgeons how to perform successful, minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Dr. Lutfi is the Medical Director of Lakefront Bariatrics; the Chief of Surgery at Mercy Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Medical Director of Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics,  and past president of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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Dr. Lutfi's Care Philosophy

"My practice philosophy is to emphasize and exhaust all non-surgical treatment options before considering surgery. When surgery is necessary, we utilize the latest technological advances and minimally invasive surgery to assure patients are receiving the best care possible to accelerate recovery time." Dr. Lutfi is the Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois, in Chicago.

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Dr. Lutfi says...

Rami Lutfi, MD, FACS is nationally and internationally known as a leader in Bariatric Surgery. He is a pioneer of many ground-breaking techniquesand procedures, including being the first surgeon to perform a sleeve gastrectomy in Illinois and the first to place a gastric balloon in the Midwest.Dr. Lutfi has performed hundreds of bariatric procedures and has written extensively about weight loss surgery for leading medical journals. He is one of only a few surgeons who educates new surgeons how to perform successful, minimally invasive bariatric surgery.