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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.



UW Health at The American Center
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UW Health at The American Center
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(608) 440-6300 | (844) 607-4800 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

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
Hessler LK Xu Y Shada AL Johnson MK Funk LM Greenberg JA Lidor AO Antireflux surgery leads to durable improvement in laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms. Surg Endosc . 2021 Feb 2;
[PubMed ID: 33528667]
Johnson MK Venkatesh M Liu N Breuer CR Shada AL Greenberg JA Lidor AO Funk LM pH Impedance Parameters Associated with Improvement in GERD Health-Related Quality of Life Following Anti-reflux Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg . 2021 Jan;25(1):28-35
[PubMed ID: 33111260]
Stahl CC Funk LM Schumacher JR Zarzaur BL Scarborough JE The Relative Impact of Specific Postoperative Complications on Older Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf . 2020 Dec 14;
[PubMed ID: 33451895]
Maciejewski ML Smith VA Berkowitz TSZ Arterburn DE Mitchell JE Olsen MK Liu CF Livingston EH Funk LM Adeyemo A Bradley KA Association of Bariatric Surgical Procedures With Changes in Unhealthy Alcohol Use Among US Veterans. JAMA Netw Open . 2020 Dec 1;3(12):e2028117
[PubMed ID: 33346846]
Marowski S Xu Y Greenberg JA Funk LM Lidor AO Shada AL Both gastric electrical stimulation and pyloric surgery offer long-term symptom improvement in patients with gastroparesis. Surg Endosc . 2020 Oct 6;
[PubMed ID: 33025250]
Liu N Funk LM Comment on: Predictors of postoperative emergency department visits without readmission after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis . 2020 Oct;16(10):1489-1490
[PubMed ID: 32753301]
Liu N Greenberg JA Xu Y Shada AL Funk LM Lidor AO Phone follow-up after inguinal hernia repair. Surg Endosc . 2020 Sep 30;
[PubMed ID: 32997270]
Liu N Prout TM Xu Y Smith J Funk LM Greenberg JA Shada AL Lidor AO Unnecessary use of radiology studies in the diagnosis of inguinal hernias: a retrospective cohort study. Surg Endosc . 2020 Sep 9;
[PubMed ID: 32909205]
Mamidipalli A Fowler KJ Hamilton G Wolfson T Covarrubias Y Tran C Fazeli S Wiens CN McMillan A Artz NS Funk LM Campos GM Greenberg JA Gamst A Middleton MS Schwimmer JB Reeder SB Sirlin CB Prospective comparison of longitudinal change in hepatic proton density fat fraction (PDFF) estimated by magnitude-based MRI (MRI-M) and complex-based MRI (MRI-C). Eur Radiol . 2020 Sep;30(9):5120-5129
[PubMed ID: 32318847]
Maciejewski ML Smith VA Berkowitz TSZ Arterburn DE Bradley KA Olsen MK Liu CF Livingston EH Funk LM Mitchell JE Long-term opioid use after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis . 2020 Aug;16(8):1100-1110
[PubMed ID: 32507657]
Funk LM Alagoz E Jolles SA Shea GE Gunter RL Raffa SD Voils CI A Qualitative Study of the System-level Barriers to Bariatric Surgery Within the Veterans Health Administration. Ann Surg . 2020 May 19;
[PubMed ID: 32886462]
Voils CI Adler R Strawbridge E Grubber J Allen KD Olsen MK McVay MA Raghavan S Raffa SD Funk LM Early-phase study of a telephone-based intervention to reduce weight regain among bariatric surgery patients. Health Psychol . 2020 May;39(5):391-402
[PubMed ID: 31999175]
Liu N Funk LM Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes Treatment-Finding the Sweet Spot. JAMA Surg . 2020 May 1;155(5):e200088
[PubMed ID: 32129803]
Shea GE Johnson MK Venkatesh M Jolles SA Prout TM Shada AL Greenberg JA Lidor AO Funk LM Long-term dysphagia resolution following POEM versus Heller myotomy for achalasia patients. Surg Endosc . 2020 Apr;34(4):1704-1711
[PubMed ID: 31292743]
Cunha GM Thai TT Hamilton G Covarrubias Y Schlein A Middleton MS Wiens CN McMillan A Agni R Funk LM Campos GM Horgan S Jacobson G Wolfson T Gamst A Schwimmer JB Reeder SB Sirlin CB Accuracy of common proton density fat fraction thresholds for magnitude- and complex-based chemical shift-encoded MRI for assessing hepatic steatosis in patients with obesity. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2020 Mar;45(3):661-671
[PubMed ID: 31781899]
Liu N Birstler J Venkatesh M Hanrahan LP Chen G Funk LM Weight Loss for Patients With Obesity: An Analysis of Long-Term Electronic Health Record Data. Med Care . 2020 Mar;58(3):265-272
[PubMed ID: 31876663]
Liu N Funk LM Bariatric Surgery Trends in the U.S.: 1% is the Loneliest Number. Ann Surg . 2020 Feb;271(2):210-211
[PubMed ID: 31800491]
Kleppe KL Xu Y Funk LM Wang X Havlena JA Greenberg JA Lidor AO Healthcare spending and utilization following antireflux surgery: examining costs and reasons for readmission. Surg Endosc . 2020 Jan;34(1):240-248
[PubMed ID: 30953200]
Liu N Cusack MC Venkatesh M Pontes AL Shea G Svoboda DC Greenberg JA Lidor AO Funk LM 30-Day Outcomes After Intraoperative Leak Testing for Bariatric Surgery Patients. J Surg Res . 2019 Oct;242:136-144
[PubMed ID: 31077945]
Jolles SA Alagoz E Liu N Voils CI Shea G Funk LM Motivations of Males with Severe Obesity, Who Pursue Medical Weight Management or Bariatric Surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A . 2019 Jun;29(6):730-740
[PubMed ID: 31017517]