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Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Lutfi

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

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

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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Treatment Frequency

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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Treatment Frequency

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
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dysphagia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • 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
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Tracheostomy
  • Ulcer
  • 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
  • Colon & Rectal 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

4.8

Based on 41 reviews

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1 Star
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Wonderful surgeon - taking great care of my father and no one else I would trust
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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