Meet Gary W. Chmielewski MD.


Dr. Gary Chmielewski, MD, FACS

Associate Professor

I am a physician dedicated to treating patients in an effective, compassionate manner utilizing the latest minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques.

I am a member of the highest volume thoracic surgery practice (lead by Dr. Michael Liptay) in the Chicago metropolitan and surrounding areas based at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to our downtown campus we see patients at Northshore, Skokie, Lake Forest, West Suburban, Adventist Hinsdale, and Adventist Lagrange Hospitals.

I have a research interest in Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer prevention.


  • Laparoscopic Nissen for GERD
  • Minimally Invasive Chest Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett’s
  • Endomucosal Resection of Early Esophageal Cancers
  • VATS Lobectomy for Lung Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  • Laser and Stenting of Airway and Esophageal Malignancies
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for Achalasia