Bariatric & General Surgeon

Juaquito (Jay) M. Jorge, M.D.

Specialization

Abdominoplasty

Adrenalectomy

Anorectal Surgery

Anti-Reflux Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colonoscopy

Distal Pancreatectomy

Duodenal Switch

Endoscopies (EGD)

Esophageal Problems

Gall Bladder Disease

Gastric Plication

Gastric Surgery

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Hernia Repairs

Laparoscopic Adjustable

Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

Laparoscopic Sleeve

Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Surgery

No-Scar Surgery (SILS)

Panniculectomy

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Single Incision Laparoscopic

Surgery (SILS)

Splenectomy

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)

Wound Care

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Biography

Dr. Jay Jorge is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon. After serving his country for six years on active duty as a Navy Corpsman, Dr. Jorge completed his surgical residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a fellowship in bariatric and robotic surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His particular interests are in bariatric, robotic, and minimally invasive surgery as well as advanced endoscopy specializations. Dr. Jorge is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.

Employment / Academic Appointments

Tiesenga Surgical Associates, S.C.

General and Bariatric Surgeon – Elmwood Park, IL

2018 – Present

West Suburban Medical Center

General and Bariatric Surgeon – Oak Park, IL

2018 – Present

Community First Medical Center

General Surgeon – Chicago, IL

2018 – Present

Advocate Good Samaritan

General and Bariatric Surgeon – Downers Grove, IL

2018 – Present

Rush Oak Park Hospital

General Surgeon – Oak Park, IL

2018 – Present

AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center

General Surgeon – Chicago, IL

2018 – Present

Westlake Hospital

General and Bariatric Surgeon – Melrose Park, IL

2018 – 2019

Weiss Memorial Hospital

Adjunct Surgical Staff – Chicago, IL

2012 – 2017

Michigan State University

Adjunct Clinical Faculty – Department of General Surgery – Kalamazoo, MI

2009 – 2010

Education & Training

University of South Florida School of Medicine

Fellowship, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery  – Tampa General Hospital Tampa, FL

2017 – 2018

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Residency, General Surgery – Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, IL

2015 – 2017

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center St. John’s Riverside Hospital

Residency, General Surgery – New York Presbyterian Hospital – Bronx, NY

2013- 2015

Translational Research Lab Stem Cell and Transplant Research

Post-Doctoral Research – Department of Surgery – Dr. Amelia Bartholomew, Faculty Advisor – Chicago, IL

2012 – 2013

John H. Stroger Jr./ Cook County Hospital

Fellowship, Burn Surgery – Chicago, IL

2012 – 2013

University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital

Residency, General Surgery – Advocate Christ Medical Center – John H. Stroger Jr./ Cook County Hospital – Jesse Brown VA Medical Center – Weiss Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

2010 – 2011

Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies

Internship, General Surgery – Kalamazoo, MI

2009 – 2010

University of Sint Eustatius

Doctor of Medicine – Eustatius, Netherlands

2006 – 2009

University of Sint Eustatius

Master of Science, Hyperbaric Medicine – Eustatius, Netherlands

2006 – 2009

American Ambulance Services

Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic – Norwich, CT

2004 – 2005

University of Maryland

Bachelor of Science, Psychology – Adelphi, MD

1997 – 2005

University of Sint Eustatius

Master of Science, Hyperbaric Medicine – Eustatius, Netherlands

2006 – 2009

American Ambulance Services

EMT – Paramedic – Norwich, Connecticut

2005

Licensure

Illinois Medical License

Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System Xi Training

Basic Life Support (BLS)

American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

American Heart Association

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT)

Paramedic License

(Inactive)

Society Memberships

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Illinois State Chapter Member

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Fellow

American College of Surgeons

Fellow

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

American Medical Association

Honors / Awards

Outstanding Resident Educator Award

West Suburban Medical Center – Chicago, IL

2019

Outstanding Resident Teacher Award

Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine – Chicago, IL

2016

MVP Award

Value Leader for Compassion – Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, IL

2011

High Honors

High Honors in Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Radiology, Neuroradiology – University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine – Sint Eustatius, Netherlands

2007 – 2009

Honors in Internal Medicine

University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine – Sint Eustatius, Netherlands

2008

Dean’s Award for Excellence

University of Maryland, University College – Adelphi, MD

2005

U.S. Navy

Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Navy Rifle Expert Medal, Navy Pistol Expert Medal, Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Enlisted Aviation Specialist Insignia, Fleet and Marine Force Warfare Specialist Insignia

1998 – 2004

Professional Committees

Examination Consultant

General Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment – American Board of Surgery

2019 – Present

Access to Care Committee

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

2019 – Present

Community Practice Task Force

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

2019 – Present

Access to Care Committee

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

2019 – Present

Abstract Reviewer

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

2019 – Present

Reviewer

World Journal of Surgical Oncology

2019 – Present

Hospital Committees

West Suburban Medical Center

Board Member at Large, Nominating Committee

2021 – Present

West Suburban Medical Center

Member, Credentialing Committee

2019 – Present

Community First Medical Center

Member, Credentialing Committee

2019 – Present

Educational Activities

Hyperbaric Medicine Center

Field Work, Research & Training – Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua

2007

University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine

Chief Tutor, Medical Student Tutoring Program – Sint Eustatius, Netherlands

2006 – 2007

University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine

Anatomy and Cadaver Lab Teaching Assistant (TA) – Sint Eustatius, Netherlands

2006 – 2007

Military

United States Navy Corpsman

Active Duty Second Class Petty Officer

1998 – 2004

3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd FSSG, 3rd Marine Division

Okinawa, Japan

1999 – 2000

5th Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

2000 – 2002

2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment Battalion Landing Team; 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Special Operations Capable Europe/ Mediterranean/ Middle East

2001

Task Force Tarawa

Operation Iraqi Freedom Kuwait / Iraq

2003 – 2003

Groton Naval Base Hospital

Groton, CT

2003 – 2004

Honorable Discharge

12/2004

Book Chapters

Intraoperative Ultrasound during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: An alternative to cholangiography

Jorge JM, Soper NJ. – Choledocholithiasis: Comprehensive surgical management. Springer 2018

Per-Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM): Is it a Safe and Durable Procedure for Achalasia?

Hungness ES, Jorge JM. – Advances in Surgery 51 (2017) 193–205. Elsevier 2017

Mechanical complications of peritoneal dialysis

Jorge J, Haggerty SM, Bonamici NJ. – Surgical aspects of peritoneal dialysis. Springer 2017

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Diffuse Nickel Hypersensitivity Reaction Post-cholecystectomy in a Young Female

Luvsannyam E, Jayaraman A, Jain M S, et al. – Cureus August 13, 2021. 13(8): e17146. doi:10.7759/cureus.17146

Delayed titanium hypersensitivity and retained foreign body causing late abdominal complications

Jain MS, Lingarajah S, Luvsannyam E, Somagutta MR, Jagani RP, Sanni J, Ebose E, Tiesenga FM, Jorge JM – Case Reports in Surgery, Epub Mar 2, 2021. 5515401. doi: 10.1155/2021/5515401

Repair of post–bariatric surgery, recurrent, and de novo hiatal hernias improves bloating, abdominal pain, regurgitation, and food intolerance

Golas A, El-Attrache BFM, Jorge J, Dietrick J, Gonzalvo JP, Murr MM – Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Epub 2020 Dec 14.

Surgical clips metal allergy post laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Shah RN, Tiesenga F, Jorge J, Chaudhry AF – International Journal of Surgery: Global Health Dec 2020. 4:e48

Preoperative conversion from a laparoscopic to an exploratory laparotomy cholecystectomy

Shah RN, Tiesenga F, Jorge J – International Journal of Surgery: Global Health. October 2020. 3:e38

Management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the role of bariatric surgery: a brief review for surgeons

Jorge JM, Golas A, Patel, N., Gonzalvo JP, Murr MM. – Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May 2020. 16(5): 699-703

Robotic assisted conversion of Nissen fundoplication to roux-en- y gastric bypass (avoiding pitfalls)

Jorge JM, Golas AG, Gonzalvo JP. – Video Manuscript. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. June 2019

Cardiac sarcoidosis

Sanni, RR, Tiesenga FM, Schubert CB, Jorge JM, Mellacheruvu S. – Consultant360 June 2019. 59(6): 189-192

Toxic epidermal necrolysis and graft versus host disease after hematopoietic and liver transplantation: A review

Jorge JM, Kowal-Vern A, Fung, HC, Poulakidas, SJ. – International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Sep 2018. 3(1): 1-9

Adenocarcinoma in the gastric remnant presenting as upper gastrointestinal bleeding 16 years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Myers MW, Jorge JM, Nagle AP. – ACS Case Reviews in Surgery 2018. 2(1)

Gastrosplenic fistula in the setting of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma being treated with maintenance chemotherapy

Slagle D, Jorge J, Nagle A. – ACS Case Reviews in Surgery 2017. 1(2)

Marchiafava-Bignami disease in a trauma patient

Jorge J, Gold M, Sternman D, Prabhakaran K, Yelon J. – Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock. 2015. 8(1) 52-54

Acute genital edema during peritoneal dialysis: A review for surgeons

Jorge JM, Haggerty SM. – Am Surg 2015 Nov; 81(11): 1187-94

Laparoscopy to evaluate scrotal edema during peritoneal dialysis

Haggerty SM, Jorge JM. – JSLS. 2013, Jul-Sep 17(3): 429-432

Rice wine intoxication in a non-drinker

Jorge JM, Kowal-Vern A, Poulakidas SJ, Latenser BA. – J Burn Care Res. 2012 Nov-Dec; 33(6)

Presentations & Abstracts

Outpatient bariatric surgery – the future, or just a fad?

Jorge J. – Presented at Illinois Chapter of ASMBS Fall meeting October 1, 2021

Repair of post-bariatric, de-novo hiatal hernias improves bloating, abdominal pain, regurgitation, and food intolerance (BARF syndrome)

Golas A, Jorge J, Gonzalvo JP, Murr, M. – Presented at Presidential Grand Rounds, ASMBS Obesity Week November 5, 2019

Removal of eroded adjustable gastric band – endoscopic and robotic assisted approaches

Jorge JM, Golas A, Mooney A, Gonzalvo JP. – Video Presentation at ASMBS Obesity Weekend June 16, 2018

‘BARF syndrome’ and symptomatic hiatal hernias in the post-bariatric surgery patient

Golas A, Jorge JM, Gonzalvo JP, Murr M. – SAGES poster presentation April 2018.

“BARF Syndrome:” Hiatal Hernias as a cause of bloating, abdominal pain, regurgitation or reflux and food intolerance in the post-bariatric surgical cohort

Golas A, Black B, Al-Bahri S, Jorge J, Mooney A, Murr M, Gonzalvo JP. – Presented at the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; Orlando, FL, April 7, 2018

Cystosarcoma phyllodes metastatic to the pancreas: case report

Marks Y, Jorge J, Irizarry E. – Presented at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Research Day; Bronx, NY, May 22, 2015

Left gastric artery pseudoaneurysm in necrotizing pancreatitis a rare cause of fatal bleeding: Is there a standard approach?

McPhee D, Patil S, Irizarry E, Jorge J. – Presented at 16th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery; Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 10, 2015

Graft versus host disease and toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome after transplantation: case report and literature review

Jorge JM, Kowal-Vern A, Poulakidas SJ. – Presented at Midwestern Region Burn Conference; Bloomington MN, October 12, 2012

Toxic epidermal necrolysis and concomitant graft versus host disease: a case report and retrospective review of the literature

Jorge JM, Kowal-Vern A, Poulakidas SJ. – Presented at 5th Annual Olga Jonasson Symposium, 4th Annual Warren H. Cole Society Scientific Meeting; Chicago Illinois, June 1, 2012

Diagnostic laparoscopy is helpful in peritoneal dialysis patients with acute scrotal edema, Abstract #28175

Haggerty SM, Jorge JM – Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery; Washington D.C., April 14-17, 2010

Diagnostic laparoscopy is helpful in peritoneal dialysis patients with acute scrotal edema

Haggerty SM, Jorge JM – Presented at Michigan State University Research Day; Kalamazoo, Michigan, April 14, 2010

Unpublished Research

The use of hyperbaric oxygen as an adjunct in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries

Jorge JM.- May 6, 2009. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Sint Eustatius, Netherlands

Invited Lectures

How Bariatric Surgery can Help your Diabetic Patient

PCC Community Provider Meeting, PCC Lake Street Family Health Center, Oak Park, IL

November 20, 2019

Obesity & Diabetes – The Role of Bariatric Surgery to Treat Diabetes

Diabetes Fair – West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, IL

November 8, 2019

Surgical Weight Loss (And How to Discuss with your Patients)

Grand Rounds – Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, IL

April 19, 2019

Surgical Weight Loss (And How to Discuss with your Patients)

Grand Rounds – Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

February 27, 2019

Surgical Weight Loss (And How to Discuss with your Patients)

Grand Rounds – West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, IL

January 9, 2019

GERD: A Surgeon’s Perspective Grand Rounds

West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, IL

November 7, 2018

Duodenal Switch – Does it still have a Role in Bariatric Surgery?

Surgery Grand Rounds Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center/John H. – Stroger of Cook County, Chicago, IL

November 2, 2017

Current Bariatric Procedures and Post-operative Care

Surgical Nursing CME Conference, Department of Surgery – Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida

October 16, 2017

Intraoperative Ultrasound during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: An Alternative to Cholangiography

Edelstone-Bendix Day – Department of Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

June 9, 2017

Hypoperfusion in the Context of Trauma

Trauma Grand Rounds – Department of Surgery, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan

March 24, 2010

ICU Delirium

Trauma Grand Rounds – Department of Surgery, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI

October 21, 2009

Hyperbaric Oxygen as an Adjunct Therapy in the Treatment of TBI Neurosurgery

Grand Rounds – Department of Neurosurgery, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH

November 19, 2008

Media Interviews / Presentations

La importancia de evitar el aumento de peso durante la cuarentena por el coronavirus (The importance of avoiding weight gain during the coronavirus quarantine)

Univision Chicago Television Interview. April 23, 2020

¿Sabes qué son los kits de ADN para perder peso y cómo funcionan (Do you know what DNA kits for weight loss are and how they work?)

Univision Chicago Television Interview. January 7, 2020

Tratamientos, Riesgos y Factores causantes de la obesidad (Treatments, risks and factors causing obesity)

Univision Chicago Television Interview. May 14, 2019

¿Por qué Muchas Dietas no Funcionan a Largo Plazo? (Why do Many Diets not Work in the Long Run?)

Univision Chicago Television Interview. April 10, 2019

Importancia de la Buena Alimentación y Ejercicio (Importance of Good Diet and Exercise)

Despierta con Zoe, Univision Television. December 28, 2018

Cómo Enfrentar la Obesidad (How to Tackle Obesity)

Despierta con Zoe, Univision Chicago Television Interview. December 26, 2018