Mustafa Hussain, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Mustafa Hussain, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery Director, Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity
Associate Program Director, General Surgery

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

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

Practicing Since

  • 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • New York Medical College


  • NYU Langone Health


  • New York University Langone Medical Center


  • Weill Cornell Medicine; National Cancer Institute

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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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