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Bipan Chand
M.D., FACS, FASGE, FASMBS
  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care
  • Division Director, Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Medical Director, Surgical Endoscopy
  • Medical Director, Swallowing Center
  • Surgical Director, GI/Lab at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
  • Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery
Specialties
GIST, Hernia, Intestinal Disorders, Laparoscopy, Bariatric, Weight Reduction Surgery, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures, Bowel Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Surgery, Gallbladder Disorders, Gastric Stapling, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD); Achalasia, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Lap-Band and Hernias, Laparoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Reflux Disease, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), Spleen, Stomach Cancer, Stomach Surgery, Video-Assisted Surgery
Board Certifications
  • Matabolic and Bariatric Surgery: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery - General Cert: American Board of Surgery
Publications

Comment on: The role of endoscopic stents in the management of chronic anastomotic and staple line leaks and chronic strictures after bariatric surgeryPrathanvanich,P.; Chand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2014 ; ( ):

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a known case of midgut nonrotation with literature reviewPrathanvanich,P.; Chand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2014 ;10(4):747-754

The role of capnography during upper endoscopy in morbidly obese patients: a prospective studyPrathanvanich,P.; Chand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2014 ; ( ):

A retrospective study evaluating the use of Permacol surgical implant in incisional and ventral hernia repairChand,B.; Indeck,M.; Needleman,B.; Finnegan,M.; Van Sickle,K. R.; Ystgaard,B.; Gossetti,F.; Pullan,R. D.; Giordano,P.; McKinley,A.International journal of surgery (London, England) 2014 ; ( ):

Comment on: Body mass index and diabetes status do not affect postoperative infection rates after bariatric surgeryChand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2014 ;10(2):297-298

Laparoscopic completion cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration for retained gallbladder after single-incision cholecystectomyKroh,M.; Chalikonda,S.; Chand,B.; Walsh,R. M.JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2013 ;17(1):143-147

Comment on: Effect of primary versus revisional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: inferior weight loss of revisional surgery after gastric bandingChand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2013 ;9(2):258-259

Bariatric surgery in patients with liver cirrhosisShimizu,H.; Phuong,V.; Maia,M.; Kroh,M.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P. R.; Brethauer,S. A.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2013 ;9(1):1-6

Endoluminal revision of gastric bypass for weight regain--a systematic reviewDakin,G. F.; Eid,G.; Mikami,D.; Pryor,A.; Chand,B.; American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Emerging Technology and Procedures CommitteeSurgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2013 ;9(3):335-342

Endoscopic Suturing for Transoral Outlet Reduction Increases Weight Loss After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass SurgeryThompson,C. C.; Chand,B.; Chen,Y. K.; Demarco,D. C.; Miller,L.; Schweitzer,M.; Rothstein,R. I.; Lautz,D. B.; Slattery,J.; Ryan,M. B.; Brethauer,S.; Schauer,P.; Mitchell,M. C.; Starpoli,A.; Haber,G. B.; Catalano,M. F.; Edmundowicz,S.; Fagnant,A. M.; Kaplan,L. M.; Roslin,M. S.Gastroenterology 2013 ;145(1):129-137.e3

Laparoscopic gastric electrical stimulation for medically refractory diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesisTimratana,P.; El-Hayek,K.; Shimizu,H.; Kroh,M.; Chand,B.Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2013 ;17(3):461-470

Reply: Gastric bypass--a combined restrictive and malabsorbtive procedure or a malabsorbtive procedure alone?Heneghan,H. M.; Brethauer,S. A.; Chand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2013 ;9(1):152-153

Complete endoscopic/transgastric retrieval of eroded gastric band: a novel techniquePrathanvanich,P.; Chand,B.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2013 ; ( ):

Complete endoscopic/transgastric retrieval of eroded gastric band: description of a novel technique and review of the literatureEl-Hayek,K.; Timratana,P.; Brethauer,S. A.; Chand,B.Surgical endoscopy 2013 ;27(8):2974-2979

Endoscopic duodenal "windsock" diverticulotomyStevens,T.; Chand,B.; Winans,C.Surgical endoscopy 2013 ;27(4):1406-012-2573-0. Epub 2012 Oct 18

Can diabetes be surgically cured? Long-term metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitusBrethauer,S. A.; Aminian,A.; Romero-Talamas,H.; Batayyah,E.; Mackey,J.; Kennedy,L.; Kashyap,S. R.; Kirwan,J. P.; Rogula,T.; Kroh,M.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P. R.Annals of Surgery 2013 ;258(4):628-637

Transoral gastric volume reduction as intervention for weight management: 12-month follow-up of TRIM trialBrethauer,S. A.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P. R.; Thompson,C. C.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2012 ;8(3):296-303

Post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass biliary dilation: natural process or significant entity?El-Hayek,K.; Timratana,P.; Meranda,J.; Shimizu,H.; Eldar,S.; Chand,B.Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2012 ;16(12):2185-2189

Marginal ulcer after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: what have we really learned?El-Hayek,K.; Timratana,P.; Shimizu,H.; Chand,B.Surgical endoscopy 2012 ;26(10):2789-2796

Influence of pouch and stoma size on weight loss after gastric bypassHeneghan,H. M.; Yimcharoen,P.; Brethauer,S. A.; Kroh,M.; Chand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2012 ;8(4):408-415

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) with T-fasteners obviates the need for emergent replacement after early tube dislodgementTimratana,P.; El-Hayek,K.; Shimizu,H.; Kroh,M.; Chand,B.Surgical endoscopy 2012 ;26(12):3541-3547

Endoluminal bariatric therapy: beyond weight lossChand,B.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2012 ;76(4):761-762

Successful management of gastrojejunal strictures after gastric bypass: is timing important?Yimcharoen,P.; Heneghan,H.; Chand,B.; Talarico,J. A.; Tariq,N.; Kroh,M.; Brethauer,S. A.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2012 ;8(2):151-157

Malfunction and failure of robotic systems during general surgical proceduresAgcaoglu,O.; Aliyev,S.; Taskin,H. E.; Chalikonda,S.; Walsh,M.; Costedio,M. M.; Kroh,M.; Rogula,T.; Chand,B.; Gorgun,E.; Siperstein,A.; Berber,E.Surgical endoscopy 2012 ;26(12):3580-3583

Comment on: Novel bariatric technology: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banded plication: technique and preliminary resultsChand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2012 ;8(1):46-47

The EMPOWER study: randomized, prospective, double-blind, multicenter trial of vagal blockade to induce weight loss in morbid obesitySarr,M. G.; Billington,C. J.; Brancatisano,R.; Brancatisano,A.; Toouli,J.; Kow,L.; Nguyen,N. T.; Blackstone,R.; Maher,J. W.; Shikora,S.; Reeds,D. N.; Eagon,J. C.; Wolfe,B. M.; O'Rourke,R. W.; Fujioka,K.; Takata,M.; Swain,J. M.; Morton,J. M.; Ikramuddin,S.; Schweitzer,M.; Chand,B.; Rosenthal,R.; EMPOWER Study GroupObesity Surgery 2012 ;22(11):1771-1782

Combined paraesophageal hernia repair and partial longitudinal gastrectomy in obese patients with symptomatic paraesophageal herniasRodriguez,J. H.; Kroh,M.; El-Hayek,K.; Timratana,P.; Chand,B.Surgical endoscopy 2012 ;26(12):3382-3390

Endoscopic findings and outcomes of revisional procedures for patients with weight recidivism after gastric bypassYimcharoen,P.; Heneghan,H. M.; Singh,M.; Brethauer,S.; Schauer,P.; Rogula,T.; Kroh,M.; Chand,B.Surgical endoscopy 2011 ;25(10):3345-3352

A pathway to endoscopic bariatric therapiesASGE/ASMBS Task Force on Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy; Ginsberg,G. G.; Chand,B.; Cote,G. A.; Dallal,R. M.; Edmundowicz,S. A.; Nguyen,N. T.; Pryor,A.; Thompson,C. C.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2011 ;74(5):943-953

First human surgery with a novel single-port robotic system: cholecystectomy using the da Vinci Single-Site platformKroh,M.; El-Hayek,K.; Rosenblatt,S.; Chand,B.; Escobar,P.; Kaouk,J.; Chalikonda,S.Surgical endoscopy 2011 ;25(11):3566-3573

Endoscopic stent management of leaks and anastomotic strictures after foregut surgeryYimcharoen,P.; Heneghan,H. M.; Tariq,N.; Brethauer,S. A.; Kroh,M.; Chand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2011 ;7(5):628-636

Presurgical evaluation and postoperative care for the bariatric patientTariq,N.; Chand,B.Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America 2011 ;21(2):229-240

Surgeon-performed fluoroscopy conducted simultaneously during all laparoscopic adjustable gastric band adjustments results in significant alterations in clinical decisionsKroh,M.; Brethauer,S.; Duelley,N.; Rogula,T.; Schauer,P.; Chand,B.Obesity Surgery 2010 ;20(2):188-192

Intraoperative endoscopy for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: leak test and beyondAlasfar,F.; Chand,B.Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 2010 ;20(6):424-427

Transoral gastric volume reduction for weight management: technique and feasibility in 18 patientsBrethauer,S. A.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P. R.; Thompson,C. C.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2010 ;6(6):689-694

Biologic prosthetic materials for hernia repairsEl-Hayek,K. M.; Chand,B.Journal of long-term effects of medical implants 2010 ;20(2):159-169

Reduction of circular stapler-related wound infection in patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Cleveland clinic techniqueAlasfar,F.; Sabnis,A.; Liu,R.; Chand,B.Obesity Surgery 2010 ;20(2):168-172

Stricture rate after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass with a 21-mm circular stapler: the Cleveland Clinic experienceAlasfar,F.; Sabnis,A. A.; Liu,R. C.; Chand,B.Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre 2009 ;18(5):364-367

Markedly elevated lipase as a clue to diagnosis of small bowel obstruction after gastric bypassBrooks,S.; Phelan,M. P.; Chand,B.; Hatem,S.The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 ;27(9):1167.e5-1167.e7

Endoluminal procedures for bariatric patients: expectations among bariatric surgeonsBrethauer,S. A.; Pryor,A. D.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P.; Rosenthal,R.; Richards,W.; Bessler,M.; American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Emerging Technologies CommitteeSurgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2009 ;5(2):231-236

Update on CT colonographyASGE Technology Committee; Farraye,F. A.; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Diehl,D. L.; Kantsevoy,S. V.; Kwon,R. S.; Mamula,P.; Rodriguez,S. A.; Shah,R. J.; Wong Kee Song,L. M.; Tierney,W. M.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2009 ;69(3 Pt 1):393-398

High-resolution and high-magnification endoscopesASGE Technology Committee; Kwon,R. S.; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Diehl,D. L.; Kantsevoy,S. V.; Mamula,P.; Rodriguez,S. A.; Shah,R. J.; Wong Kee Song,L. M.; Tierney,W. M.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2009 ;69(3 Pt 1):399-407

Automated endoscope reprocessorsAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Petersen,B. T.; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Croffie,J. M.; Disario,J. A.; Mishkin,D. S.; Shah,R. J.; Somogyi,L.; Tierney,W. M.; Wong Kee Song,L. M.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2009 ;69(4):771-776

Obesity is associated with increased prevalence and severity of pelvic floor disorders in women considering bariatric surgeryChen,C. C.; Gatmaitan,P.; Koepp,S.; Barber,M. D.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P. R.; Brethauer,S. A.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2009 ;5(4):411-415

Comparative electrochemical studies at different operational temperatures for the effect of nanoclay platelets on the anticorrosion efficiency of organo-soluble polyimide/clay nanocomposite coatingsChang,K. C.; Huang,H. H.; Lai,M. C.; Hung,C. B.; Chand,B.; Yeh,J. M.; Yu,Y. H.Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology 2009 ;9(5):3125-3133

Complications of gastric bypass: avoiding the Roux-en-O configurationSherman,V.; Dan,A. G.; Lord,J. M.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P. R.Obesity Surgery 2009 ;19(8):1190-1194

Percutaneous transesophageal gastrostomy (PTEG): a safe and effective technique for gastrointestinal decompression in malignant obstruction and massive ascitesUdomsawaengsup,S.; Brethauer,S.; Kroh,M.; Chand,B.Surgical endoscopy 2008 ;22(10):2314-2318

Laparoscopic repair of ileal conduit parastomal hernia using the sling techniqueMirza,B.; Chand,B.JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2008 ;12(2):173-179

Choledocholithiasis, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and laparoscopic common bile duct explorationKroh,M.; Chand,B.The Surgical clinics of North America 2008 ;88(5):1019-31, vii

Endoscopic water jets used to ablate Barrett's esophagus: preliminary results of a new techniqueKroh,M.; Hall,R.; Udomsawaengsup,S.; Smith,A.; Yerian,L.; Chand,B.Surgical endoscopy 2008 ;22(11):2498-2502

Diagnostic laparoscopy for chronic abdominal pain after gastric bypassPitt,T.; Brethauer,S.; Sherman,V.; Udomsawaengsup,S.; Metz,M.; Chikunguwo,S.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2008 ;4(3):394-8; discussion 398

Laparoscopic management of distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt complicationsNfonsam,V.; Chand,B.; Rosenblatt,S.; Turner,R.; Luciano,M.Surgical endoscopy 2008 ;22(8):1866-1870

Capsule endoscopy of the colonASGE Technology Committee; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Diehl,D. L.; Kantsevoy,S. V.; Kwon,R. S.; Mamula,P.; Rodriguez,S. A.; Shah,R. J.; Song,L. M.; Tierney,W. M.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2008 ;68(4):621-623

Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgeryASGE Technology Committee; Kantsevoy,S. V.; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Diehl,D. L.; Kwon,R. S.; Mamula,P.; Rodriguez,S. A.; Shah,R. J.; Song,L. M.; Tierney,W. M.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2008 ;68(4):617-620

Common bile duct injury during urologic laparoscopyCanes,D.; Aron,M.; Nguyen,M. M.; Winans,C.; Chand,B.; Gill,I. S.Journal of endourology / Endourological Society 2008 ;22(7):1483-1484

Influence of obesity and surgical weight loss on thyroid hormone levelsChikunguwo,S.; Brethauer,S.; Nirujogi,V.; Pitt,T.; Udomsawaengsup,S.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2007 ;3(6):631-5; discussion 635-6

Short-wire ERCP systemsASGE Technology Committee; Shah,R. J.; Somogyi,L.; Petersen,B. T.; Tierney,W. M.; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Croffie,J. M.; Disario,J. A.; Mishkin,D. S.; Wong Kee Song,L. M.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2007 ;66(4):650-657

EchoendoscopesASGE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE; Tierney,W. M.; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Croffie,J. M.; DiSario,J. A.; Mishkin,D. S.; Shah,R. J.; Somogyi,L.; Wong Kee Song,L. M.; Petersen,B. T.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2007 ;66(3):435-442

ChromoendoscopyASGE Technology Committee; Wong Kee Song,L. M.; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Croffie,J. M.; Disario,J. A.; Mishkin,D. S.; Shah,R. J.; Somogyi,L.; Tierney,W. M.; Petersen,B. T.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2007 ;66(4):639-649

EnteroscopesASGE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE; DiSario,J. A.; Petersen,B. T.; Tierney,W. M.; Adler,D. G.; Chand,B.; Conway,J. D.; Coffie,J. M.; Mishkin,D. S.; Shah,R. J.; Somogyi,L.; Wong Kee Song,L. M.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2007 ;66(5):872-880

New applications for endoscopy: the emerging field of endoluminal and transgastric bariatric surgerySchauer,P.; Chand,B.; Brethauer,S.Surgical endoscopy 2007 ;21(3):347-356

Laparoscopic bariatric surgery: what else are we uncovering? Liver pathology and preoperative indicators of advanced liver disease in morbidly obese patientsKroh,M.; Liu,R.; Chand,B.Surgical endoscopy 2007 ;21(11):1957-1960

Structural studies and photochromism of mercury(II)-iodo complexes of (arylazo)imidazolesSarker,K. K.; Chand,B. G.; Suwa,K.; Cheng,J.; Lu,T. H.; Otsuki,J.; Sinha,C.Inorganic chemistry 2007 ;46(3):670-680

Biological activity predictions, crystallographic comparison and hydrogen bonding analysis of cholane derivativesRajnikant; Dinesh; Chand,B.Indian journal of biochemistry & biophysics 2007 ;44(6):458-469

Laparoscopic peritoneal catheter placement: results of a new method in 111 patientsTurner,R. D.; Rosenblatt,S. M.; Chand,B.; Luciano,M. G.Neurosurgery 2007 ;61(3 Suppl):167-72; discussion 172-4

Erosion of gastric electrical stimulator electrodes: evaluation, management, and laparoscopic techniquesLiu,R. C.; Sabnis,A. A.; Chand,B.Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 2007 ;17(5):438-441

SLiC technique. A novel approach to percutaneous gastrostomySabnis,A.; Liu,R.; Chand,B.; Ponsky,J.Surgical endoscopy 2006 ;20(2):256-262

Risks and benefits of bariatric surgery: current evidenceBrethauer,S. A.; Chand,B.; Schauer,P. R.Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 2006 ;73(11):993-1007

Endoscopy and upper gastrointestinal contrast studies are complementary in evaluation of weight regain after bariatric surgeryBrethauer,S. A.; Nfonsam,V.; Sherman,V.; Udomsawaengsup,S.; Schauer,P. R.; Chand,B.Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 2006 ;2(6):643-8; discussion 649-50

Perioperative management of the bariatric surgery patient: focus on cardiac and anesthesia considerationsChand,B.; Gugliotti,D.; Schauer,P.; Steckner,K.Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 2006 ;73 Suppl 1( ):S51-6

Percutaneous transesophageal gastrostomy tube for decompression of malignant obstruction: report of the first case and our series in the USMackey,R.; Chand,B.; Oishi,H.; Kameoka,S.; Ponsky,J. L.Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2005 ;201(5):695-700

Subxiphoid incisional hernias after median sternotomyMackey,R. A.; Brody,F. J.; Berber,E.; Chand,B.; Henderson,J. M.Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2005 ;201(1):71-76

The future of surgical endoscopyLiu,R.; Chand,B.; Ponsky,J.Endoscopy 2005 ;37(1):38-41

The effects of acute preoperative weight loss on laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypassLiu,R. C.; Sabnis,A. A.; Forsyth,C.; Chand,B.Obesity Surgery 2005 ;15(10):1396-1402

Laparoscopic revision of gastric pacing wiresBrody,F.; Chand,B.; Brodsky,J.; Soffer,E.Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.Part A 2004 ;14(3):187-189

Decompressive percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in nonmalignant diseaseFelsher,J.; Chand,B.; Ponsky,J.American Journal of Surgery 2004 ;187(2):254-256

Determination of intact splenic weight based on morcellated weightWalsh,R. M.; Chand,B.; Brodsky,J.; Heniford,B. T.Surgical endoscopy 2003 ;17(8):1266-1268

Minimally invasive surgeryFelsher,J.; Chand,B.; Ponsky,J.Endoscopy 2003 ;35(2):171-177

Mucosal apposition in endoscopic suturingFelsher,J.; Farres,H.; Chand,B.; Farver,C.; Ponsky,J.Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2003 ;58(6):867-870

Future trends in flexible endoscopyChand,B.; Felsher,J.; Ponsky,J.Seminars in laparoscopic surgery 2003 ;10(1):49-54

Pancreatic complications following laparoscopic splenectomyChand,B.; Walsh,R. M.; Ponsky,J.; Brody,F.Surgical endoscopy 2001 ;15(11):1273-1276

Education
Medical School
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine
Residency
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, General Surgery
Fellowship
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Advanced Laparoscopy
Biography

Dr. Chand received his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He completed a residency in general surgery and also an advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chand had been on staff since 2003 and served as director, surgical endoscopy, director, advanced surgical training and associate program director of the surgical residency program at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chand also serves on numerous leadership committees with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has recently served as president, Ohio Society of Bariatric Surgery from 2010 – 2012.

Dr. Chand is a funded investigator who led research studies at The Cleveland Clinic focusing on minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic surgery, and endoluminal therapies. A medical innovator and inventor, he holds multiple patents on endoscopic devices in the field of obesity care and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Chand also is credited with developing new technology in Barrett’s ablation and alternative nutritional access devices and techniques. He has authored and contributed to over seventy peer reviewed journals and publications in the field of advanced laparoscopy and endoscopy and has recently published a book on an evidence-based approach to minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Chand was rated by U.S. News & World Report as a top surgeon in 2012.

Interests
  • Running
  • Outdoor Activities