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

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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 Medical College


  • New York 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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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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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