Bariatric Gastric Bypass Lap-Band Laparoscopy Surgery Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Obesity Surgery, Roux-En-Y, Biliopancreatic Diversion, Gastroplasty, Lap Ban

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At BMI, we have a highly-trained health care team who will work with you before, during, and after your surgery. These specialists are here to help you succeed.

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Star Dr. Christopher Joyce

Dr. Christopher Joyce
Star Dr. Brian Lahmann

Dr. Brian Lahmann
Star Our Bariatric Coordinator:

Cherrish Jany Cherrish Jany
Star Our Dietician:

Stanley Bielawski Stanley Bielawski
Star Our Exercise Specialist:

Charles Murray Charles Murray
Star Our Practice Manager:

Vicki Funk Vicki Funk

Dr. Christopher Joyce
M.D., F.A.C.S.
Specializing in Bariatric & General Surgery

Dr. Joyce is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received his medical degree in 1986 from

Photo of Christopher D. Joyce, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Joyce

Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Joyce completed a general surgery residency at Loyola University Medical center where he was both Intern of the Year and Outstanding Chief Resident.

He has served as a Clinical Instructor at Loyola University, Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Chicago, and Academic Director of Surgery and Chief Academic Officer at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. Dr. Joyce also served as the Assistant Dean for University of Chicago's Biological Science Division and Pritzker School of Medicine at MacNeal Hospital.

As an experienced member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Joyce specializes in weight loss surgery. Dr. Joyce performed the first open and laparoscopic gastric bypass, LAP-BAND™, REALIZE BAND™, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Will and Grundy counties. And, he founded and developed BMI-Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.

Dr. Joyce has been recognized for several years as a Top Doc for outstanding patient satisfaction by Silver Cross Hospital.


"Bariatric surgery is the only
proven method of achieving
weight control in the morbidly

         Dr. Christopher Joyce

Walk in the shoes of a morbidly
obese person for one day and
you will understand their