Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
I have been a practicing surgeon since 1996. I started offering bariatric surgical procedures to my patients in 1999. After treating patients with a variety of bariatric procedures, in 2007, I decided to commit my practice to treating individuals who struggle with weight. And after a 16 year experience with weight loss surgery and participation in two clinical trials for stomach balloons and multiple multicenter studies with gastric bands, I have decided to focus my practice on early management of obesity and morbid obesity. Accordingly, I strictly offer stomach balloons and gastric bands (Lap Band surgery) to my patients. Both of these procedures require surgical practices to remain engaged in the care of patients after the initial implantation of balloons and bands. My team and I provide comprehensive pre and post implantation education and post procedure care at a very personal level. To best meet my patients' needs, I provide individualized care to each and every one of my patients by making myself available to my patients in person, by phone, or by electronic mail.

420 N Schmidt Rd

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Contact Information

(630) 312-2263

Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD

Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Shayani has been in practice since 1996 and has been offering surgical options to the morbidly obese patients since 1999. During this period, he has performed more than 2000 bariatric surgical procedures, since 2007, more than 95% of his practice is dedicated to treatment of obesity and bariatric surgery. It is Dr. Shayani's strong belief that 'Bariatric Surgery is best offered as a full-time job.'
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Dr. Shayani's Experience

Dr. Shayani's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shayani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Persian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shayani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shayani to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Shayani's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Shayani is one of the best Drs I know. He has a great bed side manor. He is one Dr that is in medicine for his patients. He is a very up standing man and stands by his oath that he took when he became a Dr. Dr. Shayani is a wonderful man and I trust him and his advice. I would recommend him to everyone who wants to loose weight because he will help you thru that process. I know cause he has been my weight loss Dr since 2004 and I have lost over 200 lbs with his help. Thank you so much Doc.
in Homer Glen, IL |
He is really a great Doctor. Treats every patient as if they were family. Great bedside manner and fabulous memory.
in Poplar Grove, IL |
Amazing doctor who knows and understands his patients needs.
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Dr. Shayani accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Shayani has admitting privileges

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
500 Remington Blvd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
120 N Oak St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
5101 Willow Springs Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
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Franciscan Health Chicago Heights
1423 Chicago Rd
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
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Franciscan Health Olympia Fields
20201 Crawford Ave
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
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Osf Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108
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