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Meet Presence Health’s Chicago Bariatric Specialist, Dr. Rami Lutfi

Presence Health offers comprehensive medical care from qualified and experienced specialists in various areas of focus, including behavioral health, cancer, orthopedics, and primary care. Among our professionals is bariatric surgeon Rami Lutfi, MD, FACS. Dr. Lutfi has dedicated his efforts to improving patients’ quality of life and overall health through advanced bariatric techniques.

If you would like to meet Dr. Lutfi in person, Presence Health® encourages you to call our bariatric specialist today for a consultation. For additional information about weight loss surgery, we have provided this blog and informational website content. For more, call 877.3.YOU.CAN.

Our Bariatric Surgeon’s Training and Education

Since deciding on a career in medicine, Dr. Lutfi knew he wanted to pursue surgery specifically. An early trip to the ER in high school set Dr. Lutfi on a path to surgical care as a way to help patients enjoy better health. After graduating from Damascus University with his doctorate, Dr. Lutfi completed a surgical residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

With bariatric weight loss surgery, Dr. Lutfi can provide patients with a newfound sense of vitality and wellness, drastically reducing or even altogether eliminating concurrent health issues, such as high blood pressure, hypertension, and type two diabetes, among others.

Dr. Lutfi’s Memberships and Accolades – What do they Mean? And Why are They Important?

Dr. Rami Lutfi is a former President of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons, the current Chief of Surgery at Mercy Hospital, the current president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and a board-certified bariatric specialist. These recognitions are included among many others, such as his status as the first surgeon in the Midwest to place an intragastric balloon and founder of Illinois’ only Bariatric Fellowship program.

These titles all sound important, but what do they mean to potential patients and their treatment plans? Dr. Lutfi’s memberships and positions among his professional community are a testament to his dedication to the field. He is respected by his peers for his specialized knowledge and has earned accolades for being a trail-blazer in the industry, both for his patients and in the education of other surgeons. Many of his current positions are peer-elected, which demonstrate his value as an expert in bariatrics, even among other highly respected and trained physicians.

When you visit Dr. Lutfi for bariatric surgery, you can expect the best in care, backed by experience and a commitment to excellence. Weight loss surgery is a complex procedure that requires the care and knowledge of a professional; Dr. Lutfi’s patients find his achievements to be confirmation that they’ve made an excellent choice for their health and safety

Weight Loss Surgery Available with Dr. Lutfi

With his long list of achievements, Dr. Lutfi is prepared to offer a variety of medical weight loss treatments to meet patients’ needs. These include:

  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)
  • Gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic duodenal switch
  • Revision surgery
  • Orbera intragastric balloon

Since surgical weight loss is about so much more than being able to wear a different pant size, Dr. Lutfi carefully individualizes patient treatment plans to support their health well into the future. The choice of surgery affects calorie and nutrient intake while changing a patients’ habits long-term. This makes choosing a qualified surgeon even more important to best possible outcomes and patient success.

Learn More about Dr. Lutfi by Visiting Presence Health

The best way to get to know Dr. Lutfi is to meet him in person at Presence Health. Your first visit is a perfect opportunity to ask questions about your health, desired procedure, and any concerns. Dr. Lutfi carefully answers all questions and provides information on what you can expect during all phases of treatment, putting your mind at ease. If you’re ready to take the next step in your pursuit of a better quality of life, contact us today at 877.3.YOU.CAN for a bariatric surgery consultation.



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