Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Lutfi
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Chicago Institute of Advanced Surgery

3000 N Halsted St Ste 703 Chicago, IL 60657

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Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Little Company Of Mary Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lutfi to book an appointment.

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Best decision I made to have a VSG, just wish I made it sooner. If you want to be embraced and not shamed, because you struggled with obesity. Choose Dr. Lutfi and his team.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Angela Watson RN MSN – Apr 09, 2021
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Dr Lutfi and his team are amazing! I have not had my vertical sleeve surgery yet but they are walking with me through this process every step of the way and I love how they are taking the time to make sure I understand that this is NOT a quick fix. You have to set in your mind that you want to make this a lifestyle change. The work must start way before surgery. I applaud the nutritionist, Emma, who checks in with me every month to make sure I am on track to ensure I have a successful journey. The material she has provided me with has help me make positive changes in my eating habits and I’ve even lost about 7lbs just from changing the way I eat. Portion control, I’ve realized was MY problem in the past but I’ve been doing well with maintaining my portions of food that I eat. I look forward to furthering my journey to a better me and I’m thankful to Dr. Lutfi and his team for helping me get there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mar 18, 2021
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Great! We just touched base via a phone call. I've been a patient of Dr.Lutfi for many years and I always like touch base.
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Teresa Gottstein – Jan 18, 2021
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Dr Lutfi and his staff are incredible. Truly caring and hard working people. Best of all my surgery went off without a hitch with zero complications. The whole process through recovery could not have been better.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Nancy S – Nov 19, 2020
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Dr. Lutfi was very supportive of my health journey and runs a very respectful office. His easy going attitude made the whole experience great. His staff was also very supportive and communicative.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Yara – Aug 21, 2020
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Dr. Lutfi is an outstanding bariatric surgeon. His extraordinary work in resolving my chronic small bowel obstructions produced by adhesions from previous surgeries really changed my life. I cannot recommend him more highly. He is a compassionate, consummate professional with remarkable skills.
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Bruce Evensen – Jun 28, 2020
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Dr Lutfi and his entire team are WONDERFUL! A surgical procedure is never pleasant but I can honestly say this was the most pain free and easiest recovery EVER. Everyone there is attentive make you feel at ease.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kimberly Carter – Jun 13, 2020
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Dr. Lutfi and his team are simply amazing!!!! I had the sleeve gastrectomy in April of 2018. I successfully lost 96 pounds. From my initial consultation to post surgery appointments, to my one year surgery anniversary and beyond, Dr. Lutfi and his team have been professional and supportive throughout my weight loss journey. I appreciate the thoroughness and follow-up from the entire team. All of my questions/concerns were always addressed with care and compassion. I felt comfortable and very well supported during every stage of my journey. Dr. Lutfi is fiercely knowledgeable, scholarly, cutting edge, a leader in the bariatric field, and passionate about raising awareness about the obesity epidemic. I whole-heartedly recommend Dr. Lutfi and his team. Thank you for changing my life!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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T. G. Jackson – Jan 27, 2020
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Dr. Lutfi and his team are amazing—they’ve gone above and beyond my expectations. After the surgery, Dr. Veilleux (fellow) AND Dr. Lufti separately came in to see me at night. Their office team, especially Molly, are top-notch. My PCP suggested Dr. Lutfi, and I’m so glad he did. If you are looking to have bariatric surgery (I had a VSG), go see Dr. Lutfi.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Chuck BV – Jan 25, 2020
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Every staff member from receptionist to Dr. Lutfi was very engaging!! I felt comfortable and in good hands!! Dr. Lutfi was warm and friendly!! Made me feel like my concerns were his concerns.
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Carolyn Thomas – Nov 02, 2019
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Excellent pre-op preparation: I went into surgery with no worries. Recovery was exactly as described. It was relatively pain free, and I've been successful losing weight. I've lost >160 lbs so far (after about 1 year from the initial consult; 9 months since surgery). I feel so much better and am grateful to him and his staff.
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Apr 16, 2019
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Both Dr.lutfi and his staff have an amazing bedside manner. He really makes you feel like you've known him all your life. Really a great Dr. And has a great staff.
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Mar 21, 2019
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Dr. Lutfi performed my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in May of 2018. It’s now been nearly 8 months since my surgery and I’ve had no complications or set-backs. In fact, since beginning my weight loss journey, I’ve lost a total of 233 lbs. (151 lbs. since surgery). Dr. Lutfi and his staff have always been willing to take the time to address my concerns and answer my questions. For anyone out there considering bariatric surgery, I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Lutfi.
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Jan 11, 2019
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I had a great experience. I always feel very comfortable in the office talking to the team
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Patricia C in Hanmond, IL – Nov 09, 2018
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Not only a wonderful surgeon but a wonderful man, that is Dr. Lutfi. His talent and sense of caring are unsurpassed.
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Chicago, IL – Oct 18, 2018
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Dr. Lutfi and his team are amazing. They listen to all your thoughts and concerns and addresses each one to put your mind at ease but also not pushing you into anything and letting the patient make their own decisions. Dr. Lutfi is a great surgeon and doctor and his team helps make this a successful place to have bariatric surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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AV in Portage – Oct 12, 2018
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Wonderful surgeon - taking great care of my father and no one else I would trust
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 09, 2018
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Dr. Lutfi is an excellent surgeon. His is very skilled and thorough. He and his team guide you through every step of your bariatric journey and make sure no question goes unanswered and allays any fears or doubts. I had no pain after my surgery and was on my feet hours afterward. I've seen amazing results in a short period of time, and I couldn't have done it without the assistance of his team. And the care doesn't stop with surgery. They guide you through life after, too.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave W. in Chicago, IL – Aug 21, 2018
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De Lufti is a very professional and knowledgeable Dr. came highly recommended by my General Dr. and i am not disappointed. I would recommend him to anyone who’s interested improving their quality of life. He is one of the best in his feild.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago – Apr 28, 2018
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Good process, Good introduction of team. Didn't spend much time with Dr. Lutfi but he was resourceful and seems approachable. Not a lot of availability for appointments and referrals.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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JZ – Apr 27, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"My practice philosophy is to emphasize and exhaust all non-surgical treatment options before considering surgery. When surgery is necessary, we utilize...Read more

Biography

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,...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Vanderbilt University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University of Illinois Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
University of Illinois Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons) Best Laparoscopic Fellows oral presentation, 2004
  • Resident Achievement Award; University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Scholarship Award, 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

Media & Publications

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Comparison of two techniques of gastrointestinal anastomosis, May 2005
  • Is Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery the Most Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Morbidly Obese Patients?, Nov 2005
  • Three years experience doing the Stretta procedure; does it really make a difference?, Feb 2005
  • Heller myotomy vs Heller myotomy plus Dor fundoplication: cost-utility analysis of a randomized trial, March 2006
  • 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 Stretta Procedure, 2004
  • Endoscopic evaluation of the gastrojejunostomy in laparoscopic gastric bypass A series of 340 patients without postoperative leak, Dec 2005
  • The Endoscopic Radiofrequency Approach to Management of GERD, June 2004
  • Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions, 2004
  • Heller Myotomy versus Heller Myotomy with Dor Fundoplication for Achalasia: a Prospective Randomized Double-blind Clinical Trial, Sept 2004
  • Endoscopic Treatment Modalities for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Sept 2004
  • Current Treatment of Achalsia, 2005
  • NBC Better Health PodCast with Dr. Sandy Goldberg, 2/18/2008
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Does Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lutfi has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lutfi frequently treats Obesity, Abdominal Pain, and Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lutfi treats.

Where is Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD's office located?

Dr. Lutfi's office is located at 3000 N Halsted St Ste 703, Chicago, IL 60657. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Lutfi speaks Spanish, Arabic, and French. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Lutfi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Dr. Lutfi treats Obesity more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Lutfi treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Dr. Lutfi treats Abdominal Pain more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Lutfi treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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Dr. Lutfi performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Lutfi performs this procedure more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Lutfi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Tracheostomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Chicago Institute of Advanced Surgery3000 N Halsted St Ste 703 Chicago, IL 60657
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