Meet Our Bariatric Surgery Team

The University of Chicago Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity features a multidisciplinary team focused on providing comprehensive care to all of our patients. We pride ourselves on offering patient-centered care that addresses the special needs of each person who comes to us with an interest in weight loss surgery. From the initial patient contact and pre-surgery evaluation to surgery and adjusting to life after surgery, our team is available to answer questions and ease fears.

Our Surgeons

Vivek N. Prachand, MD
John C. Alverdy, MD
Mustafa Hussain, MD

The following videos are interviews with several members of our highly regarded team. These videos give a unique insight into our program from the perspective of our experts in surgery, nutrition, psychology and nursing.

Meet members of the University of Chicago Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity, and hear about treatment options and support for successful weight loss surgery.



  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
  • Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy