Eric S. Hungness, MD
- Bariatric Surgery
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Practice Focus Areas
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Weight Loss/Management
- Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1997
University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine - 2004
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005
- American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
Faculty ProfileProfessor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
June 21, 20225.0 star star star star star
He is personable and he really listens to his patients. He has the patients best interest at heart. I’m am absolutely over joyed that he is my head physician. The other physicians coming under him are just as great.
June 08, 20225.0 star star star star star
Experience and expertise. My only disappointment has been lack of respect for the value of my time. I have, for my last two appointments, had to wait up to 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time for Dr. Hungness to arrive for my appointment.
June 02, 20225.0 star star star star star
He didn’t candy coat things. He got directly to the point. And something which is most unusual in doctors of today both him and his Resident took the time to listen and answer all of our questions and concerns.
March 22, 20225.0 star star star star star
Say less...Dr. Hungness is a saint working to change and improve the lives of so many like me and because of him, I am not only feeling physically better but my emotional and mental outlook on the future of my own health has improved substantially and I'm now excited for the next chapter in my new healthy lifestyle!
January 30, 20225.0 star star star star star
I’m not sure you need yet another testimony to the diligent care received by Dr. Hungness but while other friends of mine with achalasia were dealing with multiple surgical complications, my POEM and Dr. Hungness as well as his nurses had me in and out on the same day. I was terrified until meeting him.
November 30, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr Eric Hungness is professional, caring, asks questions, makes suggestions for follow up care and very easy to discuss issues with. It would be great to have more doctors like Dr Hungness in the medical field!
November 10, 20215.0 star star star star star
I love Dr Hungness. I feel better since the surgery than I ever remember feeling. I am so thankful that I was referred to him. He’s very friendly, answers all questions and very confident, but truthful. Excellent experience!!!
November 06, 20215.0 star star star star star
My surgery was successful. I have already told a few friends about the surgery process and that I believe Dr Hungess is a great surgeon. Dr Hungess also performed my daughter’s weight loss surgery.
October 12, 20215.0 star star star star star
He was a great surgeon and really listen to what I had to say and answered all my questions. Did not talk down to me like some doctors I have seen in the past. Had a great bed side manner. Would go to him again if I have any more problems.
June 02, 20215.0 star star star star star
He has been blessed with exceptional surgical skills and communicates clearly when presenting his intended procedure. He takes time to answer any questions both prior to surgery and after. I would highly recommend him to any family or friend who was in need of GI surgery.
May 10, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hungness and his team made sure I was prepared for the procedure. There was no detail that hadn't been covered in the lead up to the procedure. All possible outcomes were clearly laid out and, as importantly, Dr. Hungness has kept in touch in the wake of the gastric bypass procedure. This has been so greatly appreciated. The surgery was a success in every possible way--and then some.
March 27, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hungness has the best bed side manner and he genuinely cares for all of his patients. I felt like I was his only patient and that we were really good friends for many years. He made me feel very comfortable and at ease and I trusted him 100% with my care.
March 13, 20215.0 star star star star star
I di my research on Dr. Hungness before selecting him as my surgeon. My appointment was exactly how I expected it to be. He was very easy to communicate with. He also answered all the questions I had and informed me what the next steps would be after my visit with him.
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- Baxter Healthcare Corporation
- Boston Scientific Corporation (includes Guidant Corporation)
- Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
External Professional Relationships
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