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Faculty Physicians

J. Christopher Eagon, MD

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

Specialty Areas

Upper GI Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Hepatobiliary Pancreatic (HPB) Surgery
Pancreatic Surgery
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Cancer
General Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Biliary Surgery
GERD
Hiatal Hernia
Liver Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Obesity Management

Board Certifications

General Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
VA Medical Center - St. Louis

Areas of Clinical Interest

Benign gastrointestinal disease, GI disease, malignant gastrointestinal disease, laparoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux, laparoscopic gastric bypass, biliary tract disease, abdominal hernias, surgical treatment of obesity, surgical treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders, malignant disorders of the bile ducts, benign distorders of the bile duct, gallbladder, liver, stomach, minimally invasive surgery

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gastrointestinal Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-454-8877
Fax: 314-222-6256

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 120
Office Phone: 314-454-8886
Fax: 314-367-1943

Education

Education

Fellowship: Medical Informatics, University of Utah 1997
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1995
Fellowship: Digestive Disease, Mayo Clinic 1992
Medical School: Harvard Medical School 1988

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Adipose tissue monomethyl branched-chain fatty acids and insulin sensitivity: Effects of obesity and weight loss.
Su X, Magkos F, Zhou D, Eagon JC, Fabbrini E, Okunade AL, Klein S
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Feb; 23(2)329-34. doi: 10.1002/oby.20923.

PMID:
    25328153
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Matched weight loss induced by sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass similarly improves metabolic function in obese subjects.
Bradley D, Magkos F, Eagon JC, Varela JE, Gastaldelli A, Okunade AL, Patterson BW, Klein S
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Sep; 22(9)2026-31. doi: 10.1002/oby.20803.

PMID:
    24891156
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bariatric surgery-induced weight loss causes remission of food addiction in extreme obesity.
Pepino MY, Stein RI, Eagon JC, Klein S
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Aug; 22(8)1792-8. doi: 10.1002/oby.20797.

PMID:
    24852693
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Changes in taste perception and eating behavior after bariatric surgery-induced weight loss in women.
Pepino MY, Bradley D, Eagon JC, Sullivan S, Abumrad NA, Klein S
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 May; 22(5)E13-20. doi: 10.1002/oby.20649.

PMID:
    24167016
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Incidence, mechanisms, and outcomes of esophageal and gastric perforation during laparoscopic foregut surgery: a retrospective review of 1,223 foregut cases.
Zhang LP, Chang R, Matthews BD, Awad M, Meyers B, Eagon JC, Brunt LM
Surg Endosc. 2014 Jan; 28(1)85-90. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3167-1.

PMID:
    24013468
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on branched-chain amino acid metabolism.
Magkos F, Bradley D, Schweitzer GG, Finck BN, Eagon JC, Ilkayeva O, Newgard CB, Klein S
Diabetes. 2013 Aug; 62(8)2757-61. doi: 10.2337/db13-0185.

PMID:
    23610059
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Association between specific adipose tissue CD4+ T-cell populations and insulin resistance in obese individuals.
Fabbrini E, Cella M, McCartney SA, Fuchs A, Abumrad NA, Pietka TA, Chen Z, Finck BN, Han DH, Magkos F, Conte C, Bradley D, Fraterrigo G, Eagon JC, Patterson BW, Colonna M, Klein S
Gastroenterology. 2013 Aug; 145(2)366-74.e1-3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.04.010.

PMID:
    23597726
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Weight loss induced by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass but not laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding increases circulating bile acids.
Kohli R, Bradley D, Setchell KD, Eagon JC, Abumrad N, Klein S
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Apr; 98(4)E708-12. doi: 10.1210/jc.2012-3736.

PMID:
    23457410
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gastric bypass and banding equally improve insulin sensitivity and β cell function.
Bradley D, Conte C, Mittendorfer B, Eagon JC, Varela JE, Fabbrini E, Gastaldelli A, Chambers KT, Su X, Okunade A, Patterson BW, Klein S
J Clin Invest. 2012 Dec; 122(12)4667-74. doi: 10.1172/JCI64895.

PMID:
    23187122
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The EMPOWER study: randomized, prospective, double-blind, multicenter trial of vagal blockade to induce weight loss in morbid obesity.
Sarr MG, Billington CJ, Brancatisano R, Brancatisano A, Toouli J, Kow L, Nguyen NT, Blackstone R, Maher JW, Shikora S, Reeds DN, Eagon JC, Wolfe BM, O'Rourke RW, Fujioka K, Takata M, Swain JM, Morton JM, Ikramuddin S, Schweitzer M, Chand B, Rosenthal R, EMPOWER Study Group
Obes Surg. 2012 Nov; 22(11)1771-82. doi: 10.1007/s11695-012-0751-8.

PMID:
    22956251
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: what radiologists need to know.
Sonavane SK, Menias CO, Kantawala KP, Shanbhogue AK, Prasad SR, Eagon JC, Sandrasegaran K
Radiographics. 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4)1161-78. doi: 10.1148/rg.324115177.

PMID:
    22787000
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intrahepatic diacylglycerol content is associated with hepatic insulin resistance in obese subjects.
Magkos F, Su X, Bradley D, Fabbrini E, Conte C, Eagon JC, Varela JE, Brunt EM, Patterson BW, Klein S
Gastroenterology. 2012 Jun; 142(7)1444-6.e2. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2012.03.003.

PMID:
    22425588
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Myocardial oxygen consumption change predicts left ventricular relaxation improvement in obese humans after weight loss.
Lin CH, Kurup S, Herrero P, Schechtman KB, Eagon JC, Klein S, Dávila-Román VG, Stein RI, Dorn GW 2nd, Gropler RJ, Waggoner AD, Peterson LR
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Sep; 19(9)1804-12. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.186.

PMID:
    21738241
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical outcomes of atypical extra-esophageal reflux symptoms following laparoscopic antireflux surgery.
Brown SR, Gyawali CP, Melman L, Jenkins ED, Bader J, Frisella MM, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Matthews BD
Surg Endosc. 2011 Dec; 25(12)3852-8. doi: 10.1007/s00464-011-1806-y.

PMID:
    21717265
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Portal vein and systemic adiponectin concentrations are closely linked with hepatic glucose and lipoprotein kinetics in extremely obese subjects.
Magkos F, Fabbrini E, Patterson BW, Eagon JC, Klein S
Metabolism. 2011 Nov; 60(11)1641-8. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2011.03.019.

PMID:
    21632078
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Best resident poster award: evaluation of anastomotic techniques for laparoscopic resection of isolated small intestine pathology.
Brown SR, Meyers J, Jenkins ED, Frisella MM, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Davis KG, Matthews BD
Am J Surg. 2010 Dec; 200(6)851-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2010.07.033.

PMID:
    21146032
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Collagen type I:III ratio of the gastroesophageal junction in patients with paraesophageal hernias.
Brown SR, Melman L, Jenkins E, Deeken C, Frisella MM, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Matthews BD
Surg Endosc. 2011 May; 25(5)1390-4. doi: 10.1007/s00464-010-1373-7.

PMID:
    21046161
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Decrease in hepatic very-low-density lipoprotein-triglyceride secretion after weight loss is inversely associated with changes in circulating leptin.
Magkos F, Fabbrini E, McCrea J, Patterson BW, Eagon JC, Klein S
Diabetes Obes Metab. 2010 Jul; 12(7)584-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2009.01191.x.

PMID:
    20590733
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prospective evaluation of adhesion characteristics to intraperitoneal mesh and adhesiolysis-related complications during laparoscopic re-exploration after prior ventral hernia repair.
Jenkins ED, Yom V, Melman L, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD
Surg Endosc. 2010 Dec; 24(12)3002-7. doi: 10.1007/s00464-010-1076-0.

PMID:
    20445995
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Endoplasmic reticulum stress is reduced in tissues of obese subjects after weight loss.
Gregor MF, Yang L, Fabbrini E, Mohammed BS, Eagon JC, Hotamisligil GS, Klein S
Diabetes. 2009 Mar; 58(3)693-700. doi: 10.2337/db08-1220.

PMID:
    19066313
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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