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

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

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.

Education & Training

August 2017 – July 2018
Fellowship, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery – University of South Florida School of Medicine – Tampa General Hospital – Tampa, Florida

July 2015 – June 2017
Residency, General Surgery – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

July 2013 – June 2015
Residency, General Surgery – Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center St. John’s Riverside Hospital – New York Presbyterian Hospital – Bronx, NY

October 2012 – May 2013
Post-Doctoral Research – Department of Surgery, Translational Research Lab Stem Cell and Transplant Research – Dr. Amelia Bartholomew, Faculty Advisor – Chicago, Illinois

October 2011 – October 2012
Fellowship, Burn Surgery – John H. Stroger Jr./ Cook County Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

September 2010 – September 2011
Residency, General Surgery – University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital – Advocate Christ Medical Center – John H. Stroger Jr./ Cook County Hospital – Jesse Brown VA Medical Center – Weiss Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

July 2009 – June 2010
General Surgery Internship – Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies – Bronson Methodist Hospital – Borgess Hospital – Kalamazoo, Michigan

May 2009
Doctor of Medicine – University of Sint Eustatius Sint – Eustatius, Netherlands

May 2009
Master of Science, Hyperbaric Med. – University of Sint Eustatius Sint Eustatius – Netherlands

December 2005
Bachelor of Science, Psychology – University of Maryland University College Adelphi, Maryland

November 2005
EMT – Paramedic – American Ambulance Services – Norwich, Connecticut

Professional Appointments

September 2018 – Present
General and Bariatric Surgeon – West Suburban Hospital Medical Center – Oak Park, Illinois

September 2018 – Present
General Surgeon – Community First Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois

August 2018 – Present
General and Bariatric Surgeon – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove, Illinois

September 2018 – Present
General Surgeon – Rush Oak Park Hospital – Oak Park, Illinois

August 2018 – Present
General Surgeon – AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois

September 2018 – April 2019
General and Bariatric Surgeon – Westlake Hospital – Melrose Park, Illinois

November 2012 – June 2017
Adjunct Surgical Staff – Weiss Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

July 2009 – June 2010
Adjunct Clinical Faculty – Michigan State University – Department of General Surgery – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Licensure & Certification

State Medical Board of Illinois
License License Number: 036.129844

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
License Number: P0993480 (Inactive)

Professional Society Memberships

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Illinois State Chapter Member

American College of Surgeons
Associate Member

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Candidate Member

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Candidate Member

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

American Medical Association

Committees

2019 – Present
Community 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

Awards & Honors

2019
Outstanding Resident Educator Award – West Suburban Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois

2016
Outstanding Resident Teacher Award – Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine – Chicago, Illinois

2011
MVP Award, Value Leader for Compassion – Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, Illinois

2007 – 2009
High Honors in Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Radiology, Neuroradiology – University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine – Sint Eustatius, Netherlands

2008
Honors in Internal Medicine – University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine – Sint Eustatius, Netherlands

2005
Dean’s Award for Excellence – University of Maryland, University College – Adelphi, Maryland

1998 – 2004
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

Research

Book Chapters

Jorge JM, Soper NJ. Intraoperative Ultrasound during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: An alternative to cholangiography. Choledocholithiasis: Comprehensive surgical management. Springer 2018.

Hungness ES, Jorge JM. Per-Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM): Is it a Safe and Durable Procedure for Achalasia? Advances in Surgery 51 (2017) 193–205. Elsevier 2017

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

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Jorge JM, Golas A, Patel, N., Gonzalvo JP, Murr MM. Management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the role of bariatric surgery: a brief review for surgeons. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. May 2020. 16(5): 699-703

Jorge JM, Golas AG, Gonzalvo JP. Robotic assisted conversion of Nissen fundoplication to roux-en- y gastric bypass (avoiding pitfalls). Video Manuscript. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. June 2019.
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Sanni, RR, Tiesenga FM, Schubert CB, Jorge JM, Mellacheruvu S. Cardiac sarcoidosis. Consultant360 June 2019. 59(6): 189-192
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Jorge JM, Kowal-Vern A, Fung, HC, Poulakidas, SJ. Toxic epidermal necrolysis and graft versus host disease after hematopoietic and liver transplantation: A review. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Sep 2018. 3(1): 1-9

Myers MW, Jorge JM, Nagle AP. Adenocarcinoma in the gastric remnant presenting as upper gastrointestinal bleeding 16 years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. ACS Case Reviews in Surgery 2018. 2(1)

Slagle D, Jorge J, Nagle A. Gastrosplenic fistula in the setting of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma being treated with maintenance chemotherapy. ACS Case Reviews in Surgery 2017. 1(2)

Jorge J, Gold M, Sternman D, Prabhakaran K, Yelon J. Marchiafava-Bignami disease in a trauma patient. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock. 2015. 8(1) 52-54

Jorge JM, Haggerty SM. Acute genital edema during peritoneal dialysis: A review for surgeons. Am Surg 2015 Nov; 81(11): 1187-94

Haggerty SM, Jorge JM. Laparoscopy to evaluate scrotal edema during peritoneal dialysis. JSLS. 2013, Jul-Sep 17(3): 429-432

Jorge JM, Kowal-Vern A, Poulakidas SJ, Latenser BA. Rice wine intoxication in a non-drinker. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Nov-Dec; 33(6)

Presentations & Abstracts

Golas A, Jorge J, Gonzalvo JP, Murr, M. Repair of post-bariatric, de-novo hiatal hernias improves bloating, abdominal pain, regurgitation, and food intolerance (BARF syndrome). Presented at Presidential Grand Rounds, ASMBS Obesity Week November 5, 2019.

Jorge JM, Golas A, Mooney A, Gonzalvo JP. Removal of eroded adjustable gastric band – endoscopic and robotic assisted approaches. Video Presentation at ASMBS Obesity Weekend June 16, 2018.

Golas A, Jorge JM, Gonzalvo JP, Murr M. ‘BARF syndrome’ and symptomatic hiatal hernias in the post-bariatric surgery patient. SAGES poster presentation April 2018.

Golas A, Black B, Al-Bahri S, Jorge J, Mooney A, Murr M, Gonzalvo JP. “BARF Syndrome:” Hiatal Hernias as a cause of bloating, abdominal pain, regurgitation or reflux and food intolerance in the post-bariatric surgical cohort. Presented at the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; Orlando, FL, April 7, 2018

Marks Y, Jorge J, Irizarry E. Cystosarcoma phyllodes metastatic to the pancreas: case report. Presented at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Research Day; Bronx, NY, May 22, 2015

McPhee D, Patil S, Irizarry E, Jorge J. Left gastric artery pseudoaneurysm in necrotizing pancreatitis a rare cause of fatal bleeding: Is there a standard approach? Presented at 16th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery; Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 10, 2015

Jorge JM, Kowal-Vern A, Poulakidas SJ. Graft versus host disease and toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome after transplantation: case report and literature review. Presented at Midwestern Region Burn Conference; Bloomington MN, October 12, 2012

Jorge JM, Kowal-Vern A, Poulakidas SJ. Toxic epidermal necrolysis and concomitant graft versus host disease: a case report and retrospective review of the literature. Presented at 5th Annual Olga Jonasson Symposium, 4th Annual Warren H. Cole Society Scientific Meeting; Chicago Illinois, June 1, 2012

Haggerty SM, Jorge JM: Diagnostic laparoscopy is helpful in peritoneal dialysis patients with acute scrotal edema, Abstract #28175. Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery; Washington D.C., April 14-17, 2010

Haggerty SM, Jorge JM: Diagnostic laparoscopy is helpful in peritoneal dialysis patients with acute scrotal edema. Presented at Michigan State University Research Day; Kalamazoo, Michigan, April 14, 2010

Unpublished Research

Jorge JM. The use of hyperbaric oxygen as an adjunct in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. May 6, 2009. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Sint Eustatius, Netherlands

Ongoing Projects

Golas AG, Jorge JM, Gonazlvo JP, Murr M. Repair of post bariatric hiatal hernias improves bloating, abdominal pain, regurgitation, and food intolerance (BARF syndrome). Manuscript in preparation.

Invited Lectures

How Bariatric Surgery can Help your Diabetic Patient
PCC Community Provider Meeting,
PCC Lake Street Family Health Center, Oak Park, Illinois
November 20, 2019

Obesity & Diabetes – The Role of Bariatric Surgery to Treat Diabetes
Diabetes Fair
West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, Illinois
November 8, 2019

Surgical Weight Loss (And How to Discuss with your Patients)
Grand Rounds
Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois
April 19, 2019

Surgical Weight Loss (And How to Discuss with your Patients)
Grand Rounds
Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
February 27, 2019

Surgical Weight Loss (And How to Discuss with your Patients)
Grand Rounds
West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, Illinois
January 9, 2019

GERD: A Surgeon’s Perspective Grand Rounds
West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, Illinois
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, Illinois
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, Illinois
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, Michigan
October 21, 2009

Hyperbaric Oxygen as an Adjunct Therapy in the Treatment of TBI Neurosurgery
Grand Rounds
Department of Neurosurgery, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio
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.