Jacksonville, Florida


Elli.Enrique@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Enrique F. Elli, M.D., conducts research on surgical treatments for obesity and related diseases, focusing on new procedures and minimally invasive access. He also has a strong interest in the treatment of foregut conditions both benign and malignant, particularly the treatment of achalasia, hiatal hernias and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. Lastly, Dr. Elli investigates surgical treatments for renal gland disorders and dedicates time to the innovation of surgical devices — creating and prototyping devices that will improve patient care.

Focus areas

  • Bariatric and bariatric-revision surgery
  • Upper-GI surgery
  • Esophageal and gastric malignancies
  • Robotic surgery and related techniques
  • Solid organ surgery
  • Advanced endoscopy
  • Surgical innovation

Significance to patient care

The outcome of clinical research is crucial for improving patient care. Based on research results and experience, Dr. Elli and colleagues are constantly creating guidance and pathways to improve management of patients with obesity, foregut conditions, renal gland disorders and GI malignancies.

Through innovation, and the design and implementation of new surgical devices, Dr. Elli is also improving patient care; delivering new devices and techniques that will improve current outcomes.

Professional highlights

  • Poster of Distinction Award, Obesity Week, 2014
  • Patient Choice Award, Illinois Physician, Vitals, 2014
  • American's Top Bariatric Surgeons, Vitals, 2011-2012
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Illinois Chicago, 2007


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery

Administrative Appointment

  1. Chair, Division of Advanced Gastroenterology and Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Surgery


  1. Chief Resident - General Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago
  2. Residency - General Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago
  3. Fellow - Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago
  4. Fellow - Minimally Invasive and Advance Laparoscopic Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago
  5. Chief Resident - General Surgery University of Buenos Aires
  6. Residency - General Surgery University of Buenos Aires
  7. Internship - General Surgery University of Buenos Aires
  8. MD Universidad del Salvador

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