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Rami E. Lutfi, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Rami E. Lutfi, MD, is a nationally recognized surgeon and Chairman of the Division of General Surgery and Director of Lakefront Bariatrics of Chicago at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lutfi earned his medical degree at Damascus University School of Medicine, followed by an internship and residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then completed a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery and a research fellowship in foregut disorders and obesity at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Lutfi has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in leading medical journals and has written several chapters for medical textbooks. Most recently, Dr. Lutfi was appointed to serve on the Executive Council of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Board of Directors of its foundation. He is the immediate past president of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons.

Dr. Lutfi is board certified in surgery, fellowship trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and certified to perform robotic surgery.

Dr. Lutfi brings a wealth of knowledge to Mercy and the highest level of care to his patients, with a special expertise in bariatric surgery, anti-reflux surgery, gastroesophageal surgery, hernias (incisional and inguinal), colorectal surgery, gastric surgery, splenectomy, and biliary surgery.


Lakefront Bariatrics of Chicago 2600 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 408

Chicago, IL 60616



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