Eric S. Hungness, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

generalsurgery

Secondary Specialty

  • bariatricsurgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1997
Residency:
University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine - 2004
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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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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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

351 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

64 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

64 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

My surgery was extremely successful. I had no complications.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

He is a doctor who explained the procedure of my operation very well

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon with great team. Thanks Dr. Hungness.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Dr is tops in his field. He is very likeable and easy to talk to. His care of his patients is very evident in care I received.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Dr Hungness knows what he is talking about. He made sure that I was aware of everything that would be happening.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He will get you back on track and he do it with a big smile

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July 22, 2023

5.0

He was very good with me

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Very grateful to Dr.Hungness and his medical team

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June 29, 2023

5.0

He seems to be concerned and very caring and great before side manners.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

He explained how the surgery is going to be performed so I understand it . I like him very much.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable professional caring surgeon

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Hungness diagnosed and resolved my issues.

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Conscientious and thorough

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Hungness is very helpful and he makes sure u understand everything that’s happening

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May 16, 2023

5.0

He is a skilled and caring surgeon.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

He real cool doctor

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May 09, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough and kind explained what my best options were

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Awesome personality and takes time to answer questions.

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May 06, 2023

5.0

So far with only meeting him, he seems like a great doctor and shows concern for any questions.

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May 02, 2023

4.0

Spent the time with me that I needed. Looked at me and not just my esophageal disorder

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Hungness reached out to my husband immediately after surgery to provide my update.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

He’s conscientious and caring.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

He’s tops in the surgery I need

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Great smart physician.

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March 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hungness has been very good at explaining what needs to be and what will be done. I have great confidence in him.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hungness did an amazing job during surgery

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March 07, 2023

5.0

I felt like I was heard and my issue was addressed. I was given good advice and a clear plan and path for how to improve quality of life.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

See above. Beyond thorough and attentive.

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Hungness is very attentive and answers all of my questions.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

He's got a wonderful bedside manner and is so patient she it comes to listening to his patients.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

Seemed concerned about my situation

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January 24, 2023

5.0

He took time to answer all our questions. He did not rush us and listened to our concerns

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January 19, 2023

5.0

He did my first bariatric surgery I trust him to do my revision as he is experienced , knowledgable, professional and seems to care about his patients.

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January 14, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Nice and caring doctor. I would recommend him to anyone considering this surgery.

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December 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hungness never failed to explain in detail what would be the procedures involved in my surgery. He personally called me several times before the surgery with details of scheduling and procedure. In the operating room (I don't know if it was for my benefit or for the affirmation and clarification of all involved) those involved in the procedure, with military precision, identified themselves and announced their individual assignments. I am sure this declaration routine was established by Dr. Hungness and surely was assuring to the patient. After difficulty with eating and drinking after my discharge I went to the ER of my local hospital hoping they would give me much needed fluids. After a terrifying interpretation of a resultant CT I was readmitted to Northwestern. Dr. Hungness stepped in to resume my inpatient care with a logical explanation of my problem. He was always calm, never rushed and explained everything thoroughly. When I was readmitted I realize that my case could have been transferred to another surgeon on call. I realize also that Dr. Hungness monitored my case and resumed my care...which gave me great peace of mind. His explanation of the misinterpretation of the CT scan by my local hospital was logical, not fault finding and reflective of his humility and grace.

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December 06, 2022

5.0

I liked how he explained me in detail well

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December 06, 2022

5.0

He’s most compassionate! My surgery was a complete success!

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November 29, 2022

5.0

Caring, and good !

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November 27, 2022

5.0

Zero complications. Very satisfied with results. Thorough follow up.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Hungness is extremely intelligent, caring and thorough. He truly cares about his patients and their wellbeing.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

The best

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November 06, 2022

5.0

I came to him because I had a medical condition that required a medication that was ravaging my body. He fixed the condition and now I am off the medication and don’t have to worry about the side effects.

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November 05, 2022

5.0

Excellent

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November 02, 2022

5.0

He is the Best 💪🏾

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November 01, 2022

5.0

Very personable and very simple on his explanation

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October 29, 2022

5.0

Dr.Hungness took time and explained everything to me and let me know exactly what was going on and what needed to be done

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October 25, 2022

5.0

Seemed to really care

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October 24, 2022

5.0

Very nice very thorough explained everything very well so we could understand!

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October 20, 2022

5.0

Good bed side care and very informative

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October 20, 2022

5.0

Very gentle surgery. Hardly hurts a bit!

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October 19, 2022

5.0

Very professional and caring.

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October 19, 2022

5.0

Walk you through the step and help you to understand what is what. Very kind and caring surgeon. What a person is looking for.

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October 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Explained surgery in detail. Took his time not rushed.

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October 16, 2022

5.0

Dr Hungness was very helpful and thorough in describing various procedures to correct my GI issue. I have tremendous faith in his ability to surgically correct my issue.

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October 12, 2022

5.0

He was honest about my problems and I thank him.

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October 04, 2022

5.0

He is very good

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September 24, 2022

5.0

He's very personable, he really cares

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September 20, 2022

5.0

He was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.

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September 20, 2022

5.0

Caring about his patients

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September 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Hungness and his assistant came in handled my medical situation it’ was very professional Dr Hungness was God sent Amen

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September 06, 2022

5.0

Honest and answered my questions thoroughly

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September 06, 2022

5.0

He is good 👍🏾

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September 06, 2022

5.0

He is excellent

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Industry Relationships

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.

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