Stephen Haggerty, MD
Dr. Stephen Haggerty, is a general and laparoscopic surgeon who specializes in weight loss surgery. Through his career he has had particular interest in advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery and has performed hundreds of minimally invasive surgeries on the stomach, gallbladder, small intestine and colon. He became interested in surgical weight loss in 2005 after seeing the remarkable success that it has, giving patients a chance at a much healthier and longer life. Since then he has developed expertise in both primary and revisional bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. His other areas of special interest include: complex abdominal wall hernia repair and mesh explantation.
Dr. Haggerty received his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Missouri where he was awarded the Michael E. DeBakey award for research and the Marion S. DeWeese award for outstanding performance in surgery. He then completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago in 1998. While at Rush, he won the Chicago and Midwest Regional American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma resident research paper competition and received second prize in the Rush surgical sciences research competition.
Dr. Haggerty is a clinical faculty member of University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a member of several surgical societies. He has given numerous presentations to nurses, students and fellow physicians; has contributed to text books; has been published in peer reviewed journals; and has been an invited reviewer for several medical journals.
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