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Eric S. Hungness, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • GI Endocrine Surgery

BIOGRAPHY




Eric S. Hungness, M.D. is Associate Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University and was named the first S. David Stulberg Research Professor for Advanced Surgical Education.  His clinical interest in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery includes one of the largest experiences in the world in Per-Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM) for the treatment of achalasia and NOTES.  Dr. Hungness is also the surgical director of the Northwestern Center for Advanced Surgical Education (N-CASE), focusing on the use of simulation in the acquisition of minimally invasive surgical skills.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    University of Illinois College of Medicine - 1997
  • Residency
    University of Cincinnati Hospital - 2004
  • Fellowship
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 2005

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Surgery

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 17-250

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-8918
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Achalasia
  • Bariatric Surgery (Obesity)
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gastric Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • General Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lap Band Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Advanced)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • NOTES (Natural Orifice Surgery)
  • Natural orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Per-Oral Esophageal Myotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Transgastric Gallbladder Surgery
  • Transvaginal Gallbladder Surgery
  • Weight Loss/Management

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus