Eric S. Hungness

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 7 ratings

Eric S. Hungness Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

Eric S. Hungness Bariatric Surgeon Picture

14 yr Experience

13 yr in Bariatrics

14 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

13 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

50% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 70

Adjustable Gastric Band



ORBERA Intragastric Balloon



and 1 more...

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Alexander P. Nagle
MD, Director of Bariatric Surgery
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Ezra Teitelbaum
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Kaitlin Fiore
Nurse Practioner (NP)
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Ashley Barrient
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Holly Herrington

  • About Me

    Please note that the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center Weight Loss Surgery Program is equipped to provide virtual visits. If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to your provider.

    Dr. Eric Hungness, Bariatric Surgeon

    Eric Hungness, MD, FACS is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon practicing at the Northwestern Medicine Weight Loss Surgery Program. He is an associate professor of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hungness earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois - Chicago and completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive surgery at the Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital).

    Board-certified, Dr. Hungness is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

    He is dedicated to the pioneering development of innovative surgical techniques and training in the department of surgery and to clinical research. Dr. Hungness has received numerous awards, grants, and recognitions and has published over 97 articles, books, and chapters.

    Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Hungness

    The way I develop a relationship with my patients is to first put them at ease. They are coming to me with a problem and to see if surgery can really help them. It is my job to partner with them, to team with them so that they understand why they may need surgery. I am highly invested in improving long-term weight loss outcomes of patients. -Dr. Eric Hungness

    Dr. Hungness is a caring, personable, and attentive surgeon who is committed to excellence in patient care. Specializing in minimally invasive surgery in weight loss surgery procedures, he uses his surgical expertise in performing the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, and weight loss surgery revisions. As a non-surgical option, he also performs the Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon. Dr. Hungness is experienced in treating Achalasia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

    Bariatric Surgery in Illinois

    Serving the Chicago area and beyond, Dr. Hungness and his team are here to help you. You will receive the highest in patient care in high-tech facilities with the latest in technology and surgical techniques. Dr. Hungness cares about your long-term weight loss success!

    If you want to begin your weight loss journey, Dr. Hungness is ready to partner with you. You are invited to attend one of our free weight loss surgery seminars to learn about our surgical program that includes a question and answer session with bariatric surgeons.

    You can give us a call at 312-695-7070.
    We look forward to helping you throughout your life-changing journey!

  • Latest Reviews See all 7 reviews
    avatar BlackRoseRNY on April 12, 2014

    Great surgeon! Had the surgery done at Northwestern Hospital.

    avatar findingme78 on June 22, 2012

    Let me start by saying, God definitely gave Dr, Hungness the talent to make people like myself feel alive again. Not only is this Doctor one of the best at Bariatric Surgery, he comes with a heart of gold in kindness. He performed my Gastric More...

    avatar lesserman on April 9, 2012

    I found Dr. Hungness to be extraordinarily personable for a surgeon but more importantly he was most professional without being cold and distant, confident without arrogance and most competent and attentive in follow-up during rounds in the days following my procedure. I would recommend him More...

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