Vivek N. Prachand, MD
Vivek N. Prachand, MD, is an expert in minimally invasive abdominal surgery. He is skilled at the most advanced laparoscopic procedures, and performs more than 200 laparoscopic abdominal surgeries each year. One of his special interests is minimally invasive obesity surgery. In addition to performing the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures, he was the first surgeon in the Midwest to perform a totally laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Dr. Prachand is one of a handful of surgeons worldwide who regularly performs the laparoscopic duodenal switch for super-obese (body mass index greater than 50) and super-super-obese patients (body mass index greater than 60). He has performed this complex procedure in more than 300 patients.
Another area of Dr. Prachand's expertise is in the application of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas and small intestine. This includes procedures such as esophagectomy, total and subtotal gastrectomy, distal pancreatectomy, and partial small bowel and colon resections.
His other clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical treatment for disorders of the spleen (including massive splenomegaly), esophagus (hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hernia, and achalasia), stomach (peptic ulcer disease, benign and malignant tumors), pancreas (pseudocysts, benign and malignant tumors), adrenal glands and abdominal wall hernias.
Dr. Prachand is an approved surgeon in the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery's Centers of Excellence program. He also serves as an instructor and proctor for advanced bariatric surgery training programs.
Phone: (773) 702-1618
Email: [email protected]
The Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue G202, MC6090
Chicago, Illinois 60637
- Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
- Colon Resection
- Duodenal Switch
- Foregut Surgery
- Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Sleeve
- GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
- Hernia Repair
- Revisional Surgery
- American Board of Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- Center of Excellence
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
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