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Dr. Vivek Prachand, MD

Surgeon

Professional statement

*** This clinic does not accept self-pay patients. *** Vivek Prachand, MD, is an expert in minimally invasive abdominal surgery. He is skilled at the most advanced laparoscopic procedures, and performs more than 200 laparoscopic abdominal surgeries each year. One of his special interests is minimally invasive obesity surgery. In addition to performing the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures, he was the first surgeon in the Midwest to perform a totally laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Dr. Prachand is one of a handful of surgeons worldwide who regularly performs the laparoscopic duodenal switch for super-obese (body mass index greater than 50) and super-super-obese patients (body mass index greater than 60). He has performed this complex procedure in more than 300 patients. Dr. Prachand has expertise in minimally invasive treatment for gastrointestinal tumors of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas and small intestine. His other clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical treatment for disorders of the spleen (including massive splenomegaly), esophagus (hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal hernia, and achalasia), stomach (peptic ulcer disease, benign and malignant tumors), pancreas (pseudocysts, benign and malignant tumors), adrenal glands and abdominal wall hernias. In order to best serve you, please remember to provide your unique member ID number on your insurance card for your appointment. If this is not provided, you may expect a call from our office to get that information prior to your appointment so we can verify your benefits. We look forward to seeing you.

In-network insurances

  • APWU
  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance

Specialties

  • Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The University of Chicago Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Northwestern University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Internship)
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Residency)
  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary (Fellowship)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Marathi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1619032448

Office locations

University of Chicago Medicine Hyde Park

UChicago Medicine Hyde Park

5758 South Maryland Avenue, DCAM 6th Floor - Module 6A

Chicago, IL 60637

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Everything went well! Great visit! Everyone here is awesome!
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My visit was pleasant, everyone I spoke with today was very professional and positive attitude.
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Very informative.
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I thought it was great.
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Very informative and educational.
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