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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 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

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Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gastrointestinal Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-454-7224
Fax: 877-991-4780

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 120
Office Phone: 314-454-7224
Fax: 877-991-4780

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

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery: When 2 alcoholic drinks are converted to 4.
Acevedo MB, Eagon JC, Bartholow BD, Klein S, Bucholz KK, Pepino MY
Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Nov 10; pii: S1550-7289(17)31044-4. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2017.11.010.

PMID:
    29305304
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Effects of Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Eating Behavior and Sweet Taste Perception in Subjects with Obesity.
Nance K, Eagon JC, Klein S, Pepino MY
Nutrients. 2017 Dec 24; 10(1)pii: E18. doi: 10.3390/nu10010018.

PMID:
    29295558
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early major complications after bariatric surgery in the USA, 2003-2014: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Chang SH, Freeman NLB, Lee JA, Stoll CRT, Calhoun AJ, Eagon JC, Colditz GA
Obes Rev. 2017 Dec 20; doi: 10.1111/obr.12647.

PMID:
    29266740
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Bariatric Surgery-Induced Cardiac and Lipidomic Changes in Obesity-Related Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Mikhalkova D, Holman SR, Jiang H, Saghir M, Novak E, Coggan AR, O'Connor R, Bashir A, Jamal A, Ory DS, Schaffer JE, Eagon JC, Peterson LR
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Dec 15; doi: 10.1002/oby.22038.

PMID:
    29243396
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Has Unique Effects on Postprandial FGF21 but Not FGF19 Secretion.
Harris LLS, Smith GI, Mittendorfer B, Eagon JC, Okunade AL, Patterson BW, Klein S
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Oct 1; 102(10)3858-3864. doi: 10.1210/jc.2017-01295.

PMID:
    28938478
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Randomized sham-controlled trial evaluating efficacy and safety of endoscopic gastric plication for primary obesity: The ESSENTIAL trial.
Sullivan S, Swain JM, Woodman G, Antonetti M, De La Cruz-Muñoz N, Jonnalagadda SS, Ujiki M, Ikramuddin S, Ponce J, Ryou M, Reynoso J, Chhabra R, Sorenson GB, Clarkston WK, Edmundowicz SA, Eagon JC, Mullady DK, Leslie D, Lavin TE, Thompson CC
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Feb; 25(2)294-301. doi: 10.1002/oby.21702.

PMID:
    28000425
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on gastrointestinal metabolism of ingested glucose.
Magkos F, Bradley D, Eagon JC, Patterson BW, Klein S
Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Jan; 103(1)61-5. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.116111.

PMID:
    26607940
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery: Converting 2 Alcoholic Drinks to 4.
Pepino MY, Okunade AL, Eagon JC, Bartholow BD, Bucholz K, Klein S
JAMA Surg. 2015 Nov; 150(11)1096-8. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1884.

PMID:
    26244751
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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Perioperative risk and complications of revisional bariatric surgery compared to primary Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Zhang L, Tan WH, Chang R, Eagon JC
Surg Endosc. 2015 Jun; 29(6)1316-20. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3848-4.

PMID:
    25294534
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Peroral endoscopic extraction of an eroded laparoscopic gastric band.
Easler JJ, Eagon JC, Murad FM
Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Feb; 81(2)456-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.05.314.

PMID:
    24981802
    [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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