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Luke M. Funk, MD, MPH Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Funk is fellowship trained in minimally-invasive surgery and bariatric surgery and board certified in General Surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in minimally-invasive techniques for bariatric and metabolic surgery, esophageal and gastric disorders, abdominal wall hernias and gall bladder disorders.


Bariatric Surgery

Surgery (General)

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Residency Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Medical School Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 2005

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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Funk’s research focuses on national patterns of surgical care, access to surgical care and improving the quality of surgical care.

PubMed Articles
Kim RY Kwakye G Kwok AC Baltaga R Ciobanu G Merry AF Funk LM Lipsitz SR Gawande AA Berry WR Haynes AB . Sustainability and Long-term Effectiveness of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Combined With Pulse Oximetry in a Resource-Limited Setting: Two-Year Update From Moldova. JAMA Surg. 2015 Mar 25;
[PubMed ID: 25806951]
Smith CT Katz MG Foley D Welch B Leverson GE Funk LM Greenberg JA . Incidence and risk factors of incisional hernia formation following abdominal organ transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2015 Feb;29(2):398-404
[PubMed ID: 25125093]
Funk LM Zhang JY Drosdeck JM Melvin WS Walker JP Perry KA . Long-term cost-effectiveness of medical, endoscopic and surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surgery. 2015 Jan;157(1):126-36
[PubMed ID: 25262216]
Funk LM Suzo A Mikami DJ Needleman BJ . Two-year outcomes for medicaid patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a case-control study. Obes Surg. 2014 Oct;24(10):1679-85
[PubMed ID: 24668544]
Funk LM Campos GM . Variability of weight loss results with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 Sep-Oct;10(5):820-1
[PubMed ID: 24929270]
Funk LM Kanji A Scott Melvin W Perry KA . Elective antireflux surgery in the US: an analysis of national trends in utilization and inpatient outcomes from 2005 to 2010. Surg Endosc. 2014 May;28(5):1712-9
[PubMed ID: 24380995]
Funk LM Perry KA Narula VK Mikami DJ Melvin WS . Current national practice patterns for inpatient management of ventral abdominal wall hernia in the United States. Surg Endosc. 2013 Nov;27(11):4104-12
[PubMed ID: 23860608]
Funk LM Conley DM Berry WR Gawande AA . Hospital management practices and availability of surgery in sub-Saharan Africa: a pilot study of three hospitals. World J Surg. 2013 Nov;37(11):2520-8
[PubMed ID: 23942530]
Perry KA Funk LM Muscarella P Melvin WS . Perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy with antegrade esophageal inversion for high-grade dysplasia and invasive esophageal cancer. Surgery. 2013 Oct;154(4):901-7; discussion 907-8
[PubMed ID: 24008087]
Molina G Funk LM Rodriguez V Lipsitz SR Gawande A . Evaluation of surgical care in El Salvador using the WHO surgical vital statistics. World J Surg. 2013 Jun;37(6):1227-35
[PubMed ID: 23525599]
Kwok AC Funk LM Baltaga R Lipsitz SR Merry AF Dziekan G Ciobanu G Berry WR Gawande AA . Implementation of the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist, including introduction of pulse oximetry, in a resource-limited setting. Ann Surg. 2013 Apr;257(4):633-9
[PubMed ID: 23207242]
Funk LM Ashley SW . Minimal invasion and maximal benefit. Arch Surg. 2012 Apr;147(4):365
[PubMed ID: 22508782]
Semel ME Lipsitz SR Funk LM Bader AM Weiser TG Gawande AA . Rates and patterns of death after surgery in the United States, 1996 and 2006. Surgery. 2012 Feb;151(2):171-82
[PubMed ID: 21975292]
Weiser TG Semel ME Simon AE Lipsitz SR Haynes AB Funk LM Berry WR Gawande AA . In-hospital death following inpatient surgical procedures in the United States, 1996-2006. World J Surg. 2011 Sep;35(9):1950-6
[PubMed ID: 21732207]
Funk LM Gawande AA Semel ME Lipsitz SR Berry WR Zinner MJ Jha AK . Esophagectomy outcomes at low-volume hospitals: the association between systems characteristics and mortality. Ann Surg. 2011 May;253(5):912-7
[PubMed ID: 21422913]
Ehrenfeld JM Funk LM Van Schalkwyk J Merry AF Sandberg WS Gawande A . The incidence of hypoxemia during surgery: evidence from two institutions. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Oct;57(10):888-97
[PubMed ID: 20680710]
Funk LM Weiser TG Berry WR Lipsitz SR Merry AF Enright AC Wilson IH Dziekan G Gawande AA . Global operating theatre distribution and pulse oximetry supply: an estimation from reported data. Lancet. 2010 Sep 25;376(9746):1055-61
[PubMed ID: 20598365]
Semel ME Resch S Haynes AB Funk LM Bader A Berry WR Weiser TG Gawande AA . Adopting a surgical safety checklist could save money and improve the quality of care in U.S. hospitals. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Sep;29(9):1593-9
[PubMed ID: 20820013]
Funk LM Robinson WP Menard MT . Surgical treatment of an infected popliteal artery aneurysm 12 years after aneurysm exclusion and bypass. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010 May;24(4):553.e9-553.e11
[PubMed ID: 20097519]