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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.



University Hospital
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UW Health at The American Center
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UW Health at The American Center
(608) 440-6300 | (844) 607-4800 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
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SwedishAmerican Five Points Clinic
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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

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

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

PubMed Articles
Maciejewski ML Arterburn DE Berkowitz TSZ Weidenbacher HJ Liu CF Olsen MK Funk LM Mitchell JE Smith VA Geographic Variation in Obesity, Behavioral Treatment, and Bariatric Surgery for Veterans. Obesity (Silver Spring) . 2018 Nov 13;
[PubMed ID: 30421849]
Funk LM Grubber JM McVay MA Olsen MK Yancy WS Voils CI Patient predictors of weight loss following a behavioral weight management intervention among US Veterans with severe obesity. Eat Weight Disord . 2018 Oct;23(5):587-595
[PubMed ID: 28853051]
Shada A Nielsen A Marowski S Helm M Funk LM Kastenmeier A Lidor A Gould JC Wisconsin's Enterra Therapy Experience: A multi-institutional review of gastric electrical stimulation for medically refractory gastroparesis. Surgery . 2018 Oct;164(4):760-765
[PubMed ID: 30072246]
Imbus JR Funk LM Relationship Status After Bariatric Surgery: It's Complicated. JAMA Surg . 2018 Jul 1;153(7):661-662
[PubMed ID: 29590298]
Luo RB Suzuki T Hooker JC Covarrubias Y Schlein A Liu S Schwimmer JB Reeder SB Funk LM Greenberg JA Campos GM Sandler BJ Horgan S Sirlin CB Jacobsen GR How bariatric surgery affects liver volume and fat density in NAFLD patients. Surg Endosc . 2018 Apr;32(4):1675-1682
[PubMed ID: 29218660]
Imbus JR Voils CI Funk LM Bariatric surgery barriers: a review using Andersen's Model of Health Services Use. Surg Obes Relat Dis . 2018 Mar;14(3):404-412
[PubMed ID: 29249585]
Khoraki J Moraes MG Neto APF Funk LM Greenberg JA Campos GM Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Am J Surg . 2018 Jan;215(1):97-103
[PubMed ID: 28693840]
Greenberg JA Jolles S Sullivan S Quamme SP Funk LM Lidor AO Greenberg C Pugh CM A structured, extended training program to facilitate adoption of new techniques for practicing surgeons. Surg Endosc . 2018 Jan;32(1):217-224
[PubMed ID: 28643054]
Shada AL Stem M Funk LM Greenberg JA Lidor AO Concurrent bariatric surgery and paraesophageal hernia repair: comparison of sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis . 2018 Jan;14(1):8-13
[PubMed ID: 28869165]
Papageorge CM Funk LM Poulose BK Phillips S Rosen MJ Greenberg JA Primary fascial closure during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair does not reduce 30-day wound complications. Surg Endosc . 2017 Nov;31(11):4551-4557
[PubMed ID: 28378079]
Mora-Pinzon MC Henkel D Miller RE Remington PL Gould JC Kothari SN Funk LM Emergency department visits and readmissions within 1 year of bariatric surgery: A statewide analysis using hospital discharge records. Surgery . 2017 Nov;162(5):1155-1162
[PubMed ID: 28755967]
Vegel AJ Shah N Lidor AO Greenberg JA Shan Y Wang X Funk LM Patient-reported quality of life after bariatric surgery: a single institution analysis. J Surg Res . 2017 Oct;218:117-123
[PubMed ID: 28985837]
Gunter RL Shada AL Funk LM Wang X Greenberg JA Lidor AO Long-Term Quality of Life Outcomes Following Nissen Versus Toupet Fundoplication in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A . 2017 Sep;27(9):931-936
[PubMed ID: 28737451]
Imbus JR Funk LM Commentary on Varban et al.: Far from Standardized: Using Surgical Videos to Identify Variation in Technique for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A . 2017 Aug;27(8):768-769
[PubMed ID: 28686549]
Statz AK Stroud AM Jolles SA Greenberg JA Lidor AO Shada AL Wang X Funk LM Psychosocial Factors Are Associated with Quality of Life After Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A . 2017 Aug;27(8):755-760
[PubMed ID: 28557566]
Henkel DS Mora-Pinzon M Remington PL Jolles SA Voils CI Gould JC Kothari SN Funk LM Trends in the Prevalence of Severe Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Access: A State-Level Analysis from 2011 to 2014. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A . 2017 Jul;27(7):669-675
[PubMed ID: 28557643]
Funk LM Shan Y Voils CI Kloke J Hanrahan LP Electronic Health Record Data Versus the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES): A Comparison of Overweight and Obesity Rates. Med Care . 2017 Jun;55(6):598-605
[PubMed ID: 28079710]
Zaman JA Shah N Leverson GE Greenberg JA Funk LM The effects of optimal perioperative glucose control on morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc . 2017 Mar;31(3):1407-1413
[PubMed ID: 27450209]
Shah N Greenberg JA Leverson G Funk LM Predictors of high cost after bariatric surgery: A single institution review. Surgery . 2016 Oct;160(4):877-884
[PubMed ID: 27521041]
Funk LM Jolles SA Voils CI Obesity as a disease: has the AMA resolution had an impact on how physicians view obesity? Surg Obes Relat Dis . 2016 Aug;12(7):1431-1435
[PubMed ID: 27444860]