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Luke Funk, MD, MPH

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(608) 263-1036

MC 7375
MADISON, WI 53792-0001

Luke Funk, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Director of MIS Research
Division of Minimally Invasive, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
Divisions of General Surgery


  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 2005
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2009
  • General Surgery Residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2012
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2013

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Funk is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and is board certified in General Surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the 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.

Dr. Funk provides a wide range of services including Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal), Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic and Robotic Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Heller Myotomy, Laparoscopic and Robotic Nissen Fundoplication, Laparoscopic and Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, LINX Reflux Management System for GERD, Open and Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Peroral Endoscopic Mytomy (POEM), and Ventral / Abdominal Hernia Repair.

Research Interests

Dr. Funk’s research focuses on national patterns of surgical care, access to surgical care and improving the quality of surgical care. He conducts his research at the University of Wisconsin and VA Hospitals.


Recent Publications
  • Patient predictors of weight loss following a behavioral weight management intervention among US Veterans with severe obesity.
    Funk LM, Grubber JM, McVay MA, Olsen MK, Yancy WS, Voils CI
    Eat Weight Disord 2017 Aug 29.
    [PubMed ID: 28853051]
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  • Concurrent bariatric surgery and paraesophageal hernia repair: comparison of sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
    Shada AL, Stem M, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2017 Jul 29.
    [PubMed ID: 28869165]
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  • Emergency department visits and readmissions within 1 year of bariatric surgery: A statewide analysis using hospital discharge records.
    Mora-Pinzon MC, Henkel D, Miller RE, Remington PL, Gould JC, Kothari SN, Funk LM
    Surgery 2017 Nov; 162(5):1155-1162.
    [PubMed ID: 28755967]
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  • Long-Term Quality of Life Outcomes Following Nissen Versus Toupet Fundoplication in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
    Gunter RL, Shada AL, Funk LM, Wang X, Greenberg JA, Lidor AO
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2017 Sep; 27(9):931-936.
    [PubMed ID: 28737451]
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  • Commentary on Varban et al.: Far from Standardized: Using Surgical Videos to Identify Variation in Technique for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.
    Imbus JR, Funk LM
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2017 Aug; 27(8):768-769.
    [PubMed ID: 28686549]
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  • Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
    Khoraki J, Moraes MG, Neto APF, Funk LM, Greenberg JA, Campos GM
    Am. J. Surg. 2017 Jul 03.
    [PubMed ID: 28693840]
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  • A structured, extended training program to facilitate adoption of new techniques for practicing surgeons.
    Greenberg JA, Jolles S, Sullivan S, Quamme SP, Funk LM, Lidor AO, Greenberg C, Pugh CM
    Surg Endosc 2017 Jun 22.
    [PubMed ID: 28643054]
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  • Patient-reported quality of life after bariatric surgery: a single institution analysis.
    Vegel AJ, Shah N, Lidor AO, Greenberg JA, Shan Y, Wang X, Funk LM
    J. Surg. Res. 2017 Oct; 218():117-123.
    [PubMed ID: 28985837]
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  • Electronic Health Record Data Versus the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES): A Comparison of Overweight and Obesity Rates.
    Funk LM, Shan Y, Voils CI, Kloke J, Hanrahan LP
    Med Care 2017 Jun; 55(6):598-605.
    [PubMed ID: 28079710]
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  • Trends in the Prevalence of Severe Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Access: A State-Level Analysis from 2011 to 2014.
    Henkel DS, Mora-Pinzon M, Remington PL, Jolles SA, Voils CI, Gould JC, Kothari SN, Funk LM
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2017 Jul; 27(7):669-675.
    [PubMed ID: 28557643]
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