"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.
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.