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Jihad Kudsi, MD

Jihad Kudsi, MD

Jihad Kudsi, M.D.Dual Board Certified in General Surgery,
Obesity Medicine & Fellowship Trained
Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Jihad Kudsi is a dedicated husband, loving father, and esteemed bariatric surgeon. With a passion for transforming lives through weight loss and improved health, Dr. Kudsi has made significant contributions to the field of bariatric surgery

Dr. Jihad Kudsi & educational journey has been marked by excellence. He completed his General Surgery Internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and his General Surgery Residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Seeking further expertise, he pursued a fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery/ Bariatric Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. Additionally, Dr. Kudsi holds an MBA and Master in Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, enabling him to bring a unique perspective to his medical practice.

My first responsibility is to the patient and their families who I am privileged to serve. I aim to integrate the most recent advances in medicine and technology into my daily practice of caring for you and your family. I strive to provide compassionate, gentle, and individualized care to every patient. It is my responsibility to explain and educate so that patients may choose what best serves their needs.

Dr. Jihad Kudsi & dedication to his patients & holistic well-being is mirrored by his dual board certification in General Surgery and Obesity Medicine. He is a recognized Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and a proud Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Kudsi & influence extends to academia and public education. He authored the "Weight Loss for Life" course, a vital tool for individuals on their path to sustainable weight loss. His commitment to fostering learning and excellence is further reflected in his roles as an Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Dubuque and a spokesperson for The Obesity Society (TOS).

In the realm of leadership, Dr. Kudsi holds pivotal leadership positions, serving as the Chair of Surgery at Duly Health and Care and the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at the University of Chicago/LaGrange Hospital in the Chicagoland area. These roles exemplify his authoritative influence and significant responsibilities in overseeing and improving surgical standards and patient outcomes.

Through his expertise, dedication, and compassionate approach to patient care, Dr. Jihad Kudsi has become a trusted leader in the field of bariatric surgery, helping countless individuals achieve their weight loss and wellness goals.



  • Aleppo University Graduation Date: 2008 Degree: MD
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business Graduation Date: 2020 Degree: MBA
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business Graduation Date: 2020 Degree: MSF


  • George Washington University Resident in General Surgery


  • Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center
    Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, Illinois 60190

LaGrange Bariatric Center
5101 S Willow Springs Road
Suite: Bariatric Clinic
La Grange, IL 60525

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Obesity Medicine


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease
  • Laparoscopic surgery for umbilical and inguinal hernias
  • Laparoscopic surgery for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Achalasia and hiatal hernias
  • Laparoscopic surgery for the Stomach, Colon, Spleen, Adrenal glands

Clinical Expertise


Abdominal Surgery, Adrenal Surgery, Appendectomy, Bariatric Surgery, Benign Skin Excision/Skin Lesions, Bile Duct Surgery, Carcinoid Tumor Removal, Cholecystectomy / Gall Bladder Surgery, Colon Polyp Removal, Colon Surgery, Colostomy Revision/Reversal, Duodenal Switch, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastric Bypass, General Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery, Muscle Biopsy, PD Cath, Port Placements, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Spleen Surgery, Stomach Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Temporal Artery Biopsy


Colorectal Cancer, Hernia, Hiatal Hernia, Lumps/Bumps/Cysts/Lipomas


Personal Interests

Spending time with family, Soccer, Playing music, Film making, Photography


English, Arabic

Jihad Kudsi, MD

430 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite 350
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


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3011 Butterfield Road
Suite 240
Oak Brook, IL 60523


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5101 S Willow Springs Road
Suite: Bariatric Clinic
La Grange, IL 60525


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