Marco G. Patti, MD

Professor of Surgery

Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases

Marco G. Patti, MD, is an internationally known gastrointestinal surgeon who has extensive expertise in the surgical treatment of esophageal disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia and esophageal cancer. Under his leadership, the multidisciplinary Center for Esophageal Diseases brings together physicians and researchers to provide patients with advanced treatment options and resources.

Dr. Patti has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery to treat esophageal conditions. Minimally invasive surgery is performed through very small incisions with the use of specialized instruments and miniature cameras. This approach has many benefits for patients, including a quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay and minimal scarring.

Dr. Patti's research focuses on the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease and respiratory disorders. Together with Dr. Imre Noth, Dr. Patti has investigated the pathophysiology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Their work is part of a multi-center phase II trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A prolific author, Dr. Patti has published more than 260 journal articles and book chapters -- as well as several textbooks -- on esophageal surgery and minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery. He serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Surgery, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Diseases of the Esophagus, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and World Journal of Surgery.

Dr. Patti has given more than 270 presentations at universities and scientific meetings throughout the world. In addition, he has served as a visiting professor at several prominent universities in Italy, Canada, China and the United States. He is past president of the International Society of Digestive Surgery and president elect of the International Society of Surgery.

Practice Locations
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice
1994

Board Certification
General Surgery

Medical School
University of Catania, Italy

Residency
Ospedale Vittorio Emanuele II, Catania, Italy
University of California, San Francisco

Fellowships
University of California, San Francisco (gastrointestinal surgery)
Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong (esophageal surgery)

Memberships
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Gastroenterological Association
American Medical Association
American Surgical Association
Central Surgical Association
Chicago Surgical Society
Esophageal Club
European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society
Illinois Surgical Society
International Society for Digestive Surgery
International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
International Society of Surgery
Organisation Internationale d’Etudes Statistiques pour les Maladies de l’Oesophage (OESO)
Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Pan-Pacific Surgical Association
San Francisco Surgical Society
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Western Surgical Association

Languages Spoken
English
Italian

Email
mpatti@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Office Phone
(773) 702-4763

Office Fax
(773) 834-3204

Office Postal Address
Marco G. Patti, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Room G 207
Chicago, IL 60637


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Learn More About Dr. Patti
Dr. Patti is the director of the multidisciplinary Center for Esophageal Diseases.

Learn how a minimally invasive procedure to treat achalasia helped one teenager regain his ability to swallow normally and get his life back on track.

By performing a minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Patti was able to effectively relieve the chronic pain one patient had experienced for years as a symptom of gastroesphageal reflux disease (GERD).

Read a press release about Dr. Patti that includes additional information about his expertise.

Selected Publications
View a partial list of Dr. Patti's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.