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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS Fellow Since 2016

Sofiane El Djouzi, MD FACS

Society Memberships

  • Am Medical Association
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Soc of Univ Surg
  • Am Soc for Metabolic & Bariatric Surg
  • Assn for Acad Surg

Additional Information



Type of Practice

Mixed Academic/Private

General Surgery

420 S. Schmidt Rd.

Ste 235

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

United States

Contact Information

Administrative Assistant
Name:Lariza Angeles


I am a proud husband and blessed father of three children - soon to be four. As you can tell, family is vital in my life. My expertise is vested in the help of those who struggle with obesity. My career journey started in the United Kingdom, where I began my immersion into the world of surgical training. I was blessed to meet and learn from prestigious surgeons. I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England after completing my training. Several years of further surgery residency in the US led to my graduation as a general surgeon. I then specialized through a two-year fellowship program to become an expert in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Additionally, I spent an extra year of supplemental training to master my surgical endoscopy skills. In addition to working with patients, I hold professorships at a couple of teaching hospitals, and I continue to mentor medical students and residents alongside my busy private practice. My personal life revolves around my family. I enjoy traveling, swimming, and running. My wife, kids, and I share the joy of reading. I am fluent in French and Arabic and can converse competently in Spanish.

Subspecialties and Areas of Clinical Concentration

Bariatric (Severe Obesity) Procedures

  • Bariatric (Severe Obesity) Procedures
  • biliopancreatic diversion
  • gastric banding
  • gastroplasty
  • jejunoilial bypass
  • laparoscopic gastric banding
  • laparoscopic gastric bypass
  • roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Breast Disease/Cancer

  • benign breast disease
  • breast biopsy
  • breast cancer
  • lumpectomy
  • mastectomy
  • radical mastectomy

Endocrine (Gland)

  • adrenal cancers/tumors
  • adrenal surgery
  • Endocrine (Gland)
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • pancreatic endocrine tumors
  • pheochromocytoma
  • thyroid nodules/cancer
  • thyroid surgery

Abdomen and Digestion Disorder/Procedure

  • Abdomen and Digestion Disorder/Procedure
  • abdominal pain
  • adhesion removal
  • anti-reflux procedures
  • appendectomy
  • esophagus perforation
  • feeding tubes
  • fundoplication
  • fundoplication - laparoscopic
  • gastric cancer
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • malrotation
  • peptic ulcer disease
  • peritonitis
  • splenectomy

Head and Neck

  • thyroid surgery

Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas Disor/Proc

  • bile duct malignancies
  • bile duct surgery
  • biliary tract disease
  • cholecystectomy
  • gallbladder cancer
  • gallstone disease
  • hepatic artery infusion pumps
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • liver biopsy
  • liver surgery
  • liver/hepatic disease
  • pancreatic cancer
  • pancreatic cysts
  • pancreatitis

Hernia Procedures

  • abdominal hernia
  • component separation
  • epigastric hernia
  • femoral hernia
  • Hernia Procedures
  • inguinal hernia
  • laparoscopic hernia repair
  • paraesophageal hernia
  • umbilical hernia
  • ventral hernia

Minimal Access Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • inguinal hernia
  • intussusception
  • umbilical hernia

Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders/Procedures

  • cellulitis
  • component separation
  • epidermal cyst

Anal-rectal Disorders/Procedures

  • anal abscess
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • hemorrhoid problems

Colon and Rectal Disorders/Cancer

  • anal abscess
  • anal cancer
  • biopsy of tumors
  • colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Disorders/Cancer
  • colon cancer screening
  • colon surgery
  • colon/rectal cancer
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colostomy
  • Crohn's disease
  • diverticular disease
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • hemorrhoidectomy
  • ileostomy
  • intestinal failure management
  • intussusception
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • laparoscopic colon surgery
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • small bowel syndrome
  • spastic colon
  • stomach cancer
  • ulcerative colitis

Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • endoscopic surgery
  • laparoscopic surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • robotic surgery

Surgical Oncology (Cancer/Tumors)

  • adrenal tumors
  • anal cancer/tumors
  • basal cell cancer
  • biopsy of tumors
  • breast cancer
  • breast masses
  • colon cancer screening
  • colon cancer/polyps
  • colon/rectal cancer
  • endocrine cancer
  • esophagus cancer/tumors
  • gastrointestinal cancer/tumors
  • kidney cancer
  • melanoma
  • neck cancer/tumors
  • pancreatic cancer/tumors
  • stomach cancer/tumors
  • Surgical Oncology (Cancer/Tumors)
  • thyroid cancer/nodules


  • achalasia
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • esophageal surgery
  • hiatal hernia
  • myotomy
  • pneumothorax

Urology (kidney, bladder, male reprod)

  • nephrectomy

Hospital Appointments

Poplar Regional Medical Center

Poplar Bluff, MO



Loyola University Medical Center

Chicago, IL



Alexian Brothers Medical Center

Elk Grove Village, IL



St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL



Academic Appointments

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, MO

Assistant Professor


Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Maywood, IL

Assistant Professor