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Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Lutfi

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 and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.


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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 99% of his peers

Dr. Lutfi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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Dr. Lutfi performs Esophageal Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Lutfi performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Lutfi treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Lutfi treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Lutfi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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)
  • ReShape™ Intragastric Integrated Dual Balloon System Insertion
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Tracheostomy
  • Weight Loss

About Me

"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...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Vanderbilt University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
2003
University Of Illinois Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
University Of Illinois Hospital
Internship Hospital
2003
1998

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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

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

Dr. Lutfi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lutfi

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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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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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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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I had a great experience. I always feel very comfortable in the office talking to the team
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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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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.
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Wonderful surgeon - taking great care of my father and no one else I would trust
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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.
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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.
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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.
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im very happy with today's visit. everyone was so helpful in getting me the help I need. thankyou
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I was so afraid to have surgery but after walking in and meeting dr lutfi i was ready.... He is very knowledgeable about weight loss and a great personality you will feel at ease in knowing you choose the right doctor
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Very good Surgeon, he explains everything with details
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Superb doctor, he took his time to explain how the gastric procedure is done. Looking forward to work with the dietitian to start a healthier lifestyle.
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We had an appointment at 1:45PM and as a potential new patient we arrived early. We sat in the waiting room until 2:55PM. We were then escorted to a patient room where we waited until 3:20PM. We left without seeing the doctor as we took time out of our work schedule to see the doctor. The office staff never apologized and the doctor was on his cellphone talking when we left. A patient might not be a doctor but their time is as important and should be treated as such.
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