J. Chris Eagon, MD

J. Chris Eagon, MD


Specialty Areas

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Common Procedures

  • Gastric Bypass Sleeve
  • Gastrectomy
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Heller Myotomy

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Obesity
  • GERD
  • Achalasia
  • Incisional Hernia

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery


Medical School: Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA, 1988

Graduate School: MS, Medical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


1988-1995 General Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


1995-1997 Medical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract


Areas of Research Interest

Outcomes of surgical treatment of obesity


Monda S, Vetter J, Olsen M, Keller M, Eagon JC, Chevinsky M, Markollari V, Venkatesh RJ, Desai A. The Risks of Stone Diagnosis and Stone Removal Procedure After Different Bariatric Surgeries. J Endourol. 2020 Oct 14. doi: 10.1089/end.2020.0817. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33054366.

Majumder A, Eckhouse SR, Brunt LM, Awad MM, Dimou FM, Eagon JC, Holden S, Fone H, Blatnik JA. Initial Experience with a Virtual Platform for Advanced Gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Interviews. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Sep 17:S1072-7515(20)32325-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2020.08.768. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32950602; PMCID: PMC7497742.

Yoshino M, Kayser BD, Yoshino J, Stein RI, Reeds D, Eagon JC, Eckhouse SR, Watrous JD, Jain M, Knight R, Schechtman K, Patterson BW, Klein S. Effects of Diet versus Gastric Bypass on Metabolic Function in Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2020 Aug 20;383(8):721-732. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2003697. PMID: 32813948; PMCID: PMC7456610.

Kushner BS, Freeman D, Sparkman J, Salles A, Eagon JC, Eckhouse SR. Assessment of postoperative nausea and vomiting after bariatric surgery using a validated questionnaire. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Oct;16(10):1505-1513. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.05.017. Epub 2020 May 28. PMID: 32665115.

Acevedo MB, Teran-Garcia M, Bucholz KK, Eagon JC, Bartholow BD, Burd NA, Khan N, Rowitz B, Pepino MY. Alcohol sensitivity in women after undergoing bariatric surgery: a cross-sectional study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Apr;16(4):536-544. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.01.014. Epub 2020 Jan 23. PMID: 32075778; PMCID: PMC7141947.


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building 4
1044 North Mason Road
Suite 310
St. Louis, MO  63141

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To request an appointment with Dr. Eagon, please call 314-454-7224.