Meet Our Bariatric Surgery Team

Meet Our Bariatric Surgery Team Vivek Prachand, MD, John Alverdy, MD, and Mustafa Hussain, MD

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

Angela Willis, APN,
Bariatric Program Manager

Laura Kujawa
Bariatric program intake coordinator

Additional team members include:

  • Registered dieticians
  • Psychologists



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