J. Chris Eagon, MD

J. Chris Eagon, MD

Bariatric Surgeon

J. Chris Eagon, MD, is director of the Adult and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program and chief of staff for Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

He specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity, began performing bariatric surgeries at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 1997. He earned his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his general surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine. He also received fellowship training in digestive diseases at the Mayo Clinic and in medical informatics at the University of Utah.

Dr. Eagon is board certified in surgery and was part of the most recent review of the Washington University Bariatric Surgery Program and Barnes-Jewish Hospital by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) that resulted in ASMBS Center of Excellence designation.

If you are interested in bariatric surgery with Dr. Eagon, please go to the “Am I a Candidate?” page.

Video profile produced by Barnes-Jewish Hospital (see YouTube page).

General Surgery – Minimally Invasive
Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certification
General Surgery–Certified

Specialty Areas
Surgical treatment of obesity; surgical treatment of benign and malignant gastrointestinal disease; laparoscopic approaches to obesity, gastroesophageal reflux, biliary tract disease and abdominal hernias; surgical treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders; and benign and malignant disorders of the bile ducts, gallbladder, liver and stomach.

Medical School
Harvard Medical School, 1988

Postdoctoral Education
Residency – General Surgery, Washington University, 1988-1995

Fellowship – Digestive Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 1990-1992

Fellowship – Medical Informatics, University of Utah, 1995-1997

Patients Seen At:
Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-8877
Fax: (877) 991-4780

Barnes West County Hospital
Physician’s Office Building #1
Suite #124
1040 North Mason Rd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 454-8877
Fax: (877) 991-4780

Patient Appointment Phone Number
(314) 454-8877

Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Research Interests
Laparoscopic approaches to surgical treatment of obesity
Outcomes analysis in hepatobiliary and minimally invasive surgery
Evaluating relationship between clinical research vocabulary and controlled medical vocabularies
Alterations in fat metabolism and NAFLD induced by surgical weight loss
Tissue oxygenation in the obese surgical patient

To view Dr. Eagon’s publications, go to PubMed.

Washington University physicians page