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Clinical Services at Rush Bariatric Surgery Program
Program Description

The bariatric surgery program at Rush is a multidisciplinary group of surgeons, physicians, dietitians and other health care professionals dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of morbid obesity.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with an estimated 60 percent of the adult population considered overweight. Along with the weight come a number of related medical conditions that decrease the life expectancy of people who are overweight. Recent projections suggest that more than $200 billion will be spent in this year alone to treat obesity-related health issues.

The good news is that significant weight loss will improve and, sometimes cure, obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, hypercholestrolemia and even musculoskeletal pain. But research shows that surgery is the only proven long-term weight loss maintenance intervention for patients who become morbidly obese.

The National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement on Surgery for Obesity recommends that people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or 35 for people with obesity-related medical problems (roughly 100 pounds overweight) consider surgical intervention. Use our BMI calculator to determine your BMI.


Services Provided

Operations being performed at Rush include:

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP)  
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)
  • Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy
  • Conventional (open) RYGBP
  • Revision interventions for failed or unsafe operations

Clinical Team
  • Jonathan Myers, MD, FACS
    Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
    Assistant professor of surgery 
  • Minh Luu, MD
    Assistant professor of surgery
  • Joyce Corsica, PhD
    Psychologist
  • Megan Hood, PhD
    Psychologist

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (312) 563-2110.

Video: Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity





Contact Phone
(312) 563-2110
Contact E-mail
weight_loss@rush.edu



Location
Rush University Medical Center
1653 W. Congress Parkway, Suite 785 Jelke-Southcenter
Chicago, IL 60612

Enter At: Building entrance is at 1620 W. Harrison St.


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