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Vivek Prachand, MD, General Surgery, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Medical Center


General Surgery Chicago, IL

Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Professor Of Surgery

Overview of Dr. Prachand

Dr. Vivek Prachand is a general surgeon in Chicago, IL and is affiliated with University of Chicago Medical Center. He received his medical degree from McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and has been in practice 23 years. Dr. Prachand accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 95 doctors at University of Chicago Medical Center who specialize in General Surgery. He has more than 100 publications and over 500 citings.

Education & Training

  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium
    Washington University/B-JH/SLCH ConsortiumResidency, Surgery, 1994 - 2001
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School of MedicineClass of 1994
  • Northwestern University
    Northwestern UniversityBA, Neurobiology and Physiology, Honors Program in Medical Education, 1986 - 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2001 - 2026
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine Obesity Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Faculty Physician Peer Role Model Award University of Chicago Medical Center, 2009
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2006
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • How to Select Patients for Primary and Second-stage Duodenal Switch  
    Gagner M, Prachand VN, Bariatric Times, 1/1/2018
  • Extended-Duration Enoxaparin Lowers Venous Thromboembolic Events After Radical Cystectomy Compared to Inpatient-Only Subcutaneous Heparin  
    Pariser J, Pearce SM, Anderson BB, Packiam VT, Prachand VN, Steinberg GD,Smith ND, Journal of Urology, 1/1/2017
  • Evaluation of a Novel Mentor Program to Improve Surgical Care for US Hospitals  
    Berian JR, Thomas JM, Minami CA, Farrell PR,O�Leary K, Williams MV, Prachand VN, Halverson AL, Bilimoria KY, Johnson JK., International Journal for Quality in Health Care., 1/1/2017
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Outcomes of Endoscopic and Hybrid Therapy of Pancreatic Pseudocyst and Walled off Necrosis. a Single Tertiary Care Center Experience (2432845)
    SSAT Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2016
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in patient with Unknown Intestinal Nonrotation
    SAGES Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 1/1/2015
  • Duodenal switch provides superior intermediate-term weight loss compared to gastric bypass in the super-obese (BMI > 50 kg/m2)
    SSAT Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 1/1/2013
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  • Is There a Future for �Malabsorptive� Obesity Surgery? 
    Minneapolis, MN - 1/1/2018
  • Quality in Surgery: Making the Fundamental Functional 
    Worcester, MA - 1/1/2018
  • Results of a Novel Reduction and Return of Opioids After Surgery Program (ROPAS): Over One Ton of Unused Medication Returned for Disposal 
    Orlando FL - 1/1/2018
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Press Mentions

  • University of Chicago Medicine Leading the Way for Elective Surgery Scheduling Procedures
    University of Chicago Medicine Leading the Way for Elective Surgery Scheduling ProceduresJune 22nd, 2020
  • How to Deal with Loose Skin After Extreme Weight Loss
    How to Deal with Loose Skin After Extreme Weight LossAugust 14th, 2019
  • Weight Management
    Weight ManagementAugust 7th, 2021
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
    Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
    Empire BCBS HMO
    Empire BCBS PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthLink PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    MVP Healthcare PPO
    Oxford Health Freedom
    Sagamore Health Plus
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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