Rami Lutfi, MD, FACS, FASMBS

"My practice philosophy is to cover all various needs for those struggling with weight. As complex and multi-factorial as obesity is, weight loss can be even more complicated. Treatment plans are based upon individuals’ need. We utilize different resources in our comprehensive program with the help of our two full time nurses, one full time dietitian, and psychologist. While surgery is the most critical step, I strongly believe it is only a piece of the puzzle—along with diet, exercise, and behavioral changes—and our job is to provide support in all of these areas to achieve an optimal outcome".

Rami Lutfi, MD, FACS, FASMBS, travels internationally training other metabolic and bariatric surgeons on the most recent, innovative techniques utilized today. He has performed thousands of bariatric procedures and written extensively about metabolic and bariatric surgery for leading medical journals. Dr. Lutfi is currently the Medical Director and Section Chief of Metabolic Surgery and Weight Loss, Advocate Illinois-Masonic Medical Center.

Contact Info

Phone: (773) 327-6800

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3000 N Halsted St. Suite 703
Chicago, 60657

Procedures Performed

  • Duodenal Switch
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Revisional Surgery


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Insurance Accepted

  • *All major insurance providers
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • HFN – Healthcares Finest Network
  • Humana
  • Independent Physicians
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare


  • Founder, Midwest Bariatric Summit
  • Performed the first laparoscopic gastric sleeve in the state of Illinois
  • Excellence in Clinical Care Practice Award Winner, 2021, Foundation of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
  • Presenter, Live Surgery Broadcast on Revisional Surgery to the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 2021
  • Founder of the First Accredited Bariatric Surgery Fellowship in the State of Illinois


  • Medical school: Damascus University
  • Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt
  • Completed Clinical Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Vanderbilt University
  • Completed Research Fellowship in Foregut Disorders and Obesity, Vanderbilt University

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