Chicago, IL — Mina Saeed, MD, FACS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Pinnacle Healthcare Professional for his excellence in Bariatric and General Surgery and in acknowledgment of his work with Surgical Associates SC, and AMITA St. Francis Hospital-Evanston.
A board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon, Dr. Saeed, is interested in bariatric (weight-loss) surgery as both a medical professional and a patient of the procedure. After struggling for many years with obesity, Dr. Saeed underwent bariatric surgery in his early 20s and was finally able to shed excess weight and improve his overall health. Today, he is a staunch advocate for the procedure for patients who have tried and repeatedly failed at other means of weight loss. He states, “It’s the most effective treatment for so many obesity related health problems.”
The clinic’s comprehensive weight-loss program offers a registered dietitian, a psychologist, and a medical weight-loss specialist for patients seeking additional assistance on their weight-loss journey.
In addition to performing bariatric procedures, Dr. Saeed also performs general and trauma surgery at AMITA St. Francis Hospital-Evanston, where he serves as the Medical Director of Trauma Surgery.
In pursuit of his medical career, Dr. Saeed obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned his Medical Degree from the Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago-Metropolitan Group Hospitals and a fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Scripps Clinic – San Diego.
A Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Saeed is also board-certified in Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also certified in robotic surgery and has completed over 100 advanced robotic procedures. The doctor states that such minimally invasive procedures mean less pain and a quicker recovery time.
In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Saeed also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and the University of California-Riverside School of Medicine.
On a personal note, he is fluent in English and Arabic.
In dedicating this recognition, Dr. Saeed wishes to thank his parents, Ekram and Amal, and his brother, Tim, for their love and support and his mentor, Dr. Rami Lutfi.