Mustafa Hussain, MD

Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery (GI Surgery), General Surgery | More

Associate Professor of Surgery Director, Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity
Associate Program Director, General Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Mustafa Hussain, MD, has advanced training in bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery of the upper gastrointestinal (foregut) system and abdominal wall (hernia). Dr. Hussain has expertise in all standard primary weight loss surgeries, including sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. He also has a special interest in revisional bariatric surgery, particularly repairing failed Lap-Band procedures. Additionally, Dr. Hussain is working closely with the surgical oncology team to expand the use of minimally invasive and laparoscopic approaches in the surgical treatment of esophageal, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr. Hussain has also pioneered the use of robotic surgery to treat abdominal wall, diaphragmatic and paraesophageal/hiatal hernias at the University of Chicago Medicine. He is interested in using robotics to expand the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to patients who once required abdominal wall reconstructions. 

Along with his clinical work, Dr. Hussain is a dedicated educator and is a member of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine's Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • New York University School of Medicine


  • New York University Langone Medical Center


  • New York University Langone Medical Center


  • Weill Cornell Medicine; National Cancer Institute; Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2011

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Spanish
Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery Q&A

What are the results of a minimally invasive weight loss surgery, and do they stay off? Can bariatric surgery reduce the effects of diabetes? Mustafa Hussain, MD, and Vivek Prachand, MD, talk about minimally invasive surgery for weight loss.

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