Thrive Integrative Medical Spa, based in Chicago IL, has a convenient downtown location in the Gold Coast. We are privately owned and operated by Dr. Barry Summers, a board Certified General & Cosmetic Surgeon.

Our mission at Thrive Integrative Medical Spa is to uphold an atmosphere of professionalism, personal attention, and excellence in care. We do this through utilizing the highest quality and most progressive technology. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Barry Summers, our highly trained technicians are committed to excellence, and take pride in delivering personalized, dedicated service. We deliver life enhancing results for the body, mind, and spirit in a friendly relaxed and supportive environment.


dr_summersDr. Barry Summers graduated with Honors from Drake University. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Biology, he spent two years doing post-graduate work in circulatory physiology.

Dr. Summers received a full tuition scholarship through medical school and entered a six-year M.D./PhD program at The Chicago Medical School graduating with M.D and PhD degrees. His PhD Thesis was in cardiovascular physiology. Dr. Summers completed a General Surgery Residency at The University of Chicago Hospitals and Mount Sinai Medical Center. After completing his residency, he opened a private practice specializing in general surgery and phlebology.

Dr. Summers is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His professional memberships include:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Phlebology
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Summers remains active in the medical community and is currently a clinical instructor for surgical residents at the University of Illinois Metro Surgical Program. He has also taught in the Department of Surgery at Finch University of Medical Sciences, The Chicago Medical School and in the Department of Biosciences at Drake University.


  • Full Medical School Tuition Scholarship
  • Surgery Clerkship Award
  • Recipient: American College of Surgeons
  • Annual Medical Student Award

Dr. Summers is affiliated with St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. He also practices at the Northside Vein Care Clinic in Chicago