Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD

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Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

Bariatric Institute of Greater Chicago 500 Remington Blvd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Get Directions
(630) 312-2263

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I have been a practicing surgeon since 1996. I started offering bariatric surgical procedures to my patients in 1999....
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He is really a great Doctor. Treats every patient as if they were family. Great bedside manner and fabulous memory.
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Amazing doctor who knows and understands his patients needs.
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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Shayani says..

Dr. Shayani has been a principal investigator in two national, FDA monitored, clinical trials involving stomach/gastric balloons for weight loss.  In addition, Dr. Shayani has participated in several multi-center studies involving adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band surgery).  Participation in these national studies have provided Dr. Shayani with a unique perspective about both of these procedures, making him a nationally recognized expert in both areas.  In addition, Dr. Shayani holds several leadership positions among local and national bariatric surgeons; he is the current president of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons and the co-chairman of the membership committee at American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

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

Procedures Performed

Dr. Shayani says..

Dr. Shayani has been a principal investigator in two national, FDA monitored, clinical trials involving stomach/gastric balloons for weight loss.  In addition, Dr. Shayani has participated in several multi-center studies involving adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band surgery).  Participation in these national studies have provided Dr. Shayani with a unique perspective about both of these procedures, making him a nationally recognized expert in both areas.  In addition, Dr. Shayani holds several leadership positions among local and national bariatric surgeons; he is the current president of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons and the co-chairman of the membership committee at American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

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  • 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.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    George Washington University Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    George Washington University Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    George Washington University Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Graduated in 1984

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Persian

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  • 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
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Dr. Shayani says...

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.  

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Dr. Shayani's 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 says...

Dr. Shayani has been a principal investigator in two national, FDA monitored, clinical trials involving stomach/gastric balloons for weight loss.  In addition, Dr. Shayani has participated in several multi-center studies involving adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band surgery).  Participation in these national studies have provided Dr. Shayani with a unique perspective about both of these procedures, making him a nationally recognized expert in both areas.  In addition, Dr. Shayani holds several leadership positions among local and national bariatric surgeons; he is the current president of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons and the co-chairman of the membership committee at American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

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Dr. Shayani says...

Dr. Shayani has been a principal investigator in two national, FDA monitored, clinical trials involving stomach/gastric balloons for weight loss.  In addition, Dr. Shayani has participated in several multi-center studies involving adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band surgery).  Participation in these national studies have provided Dr. Shayani with a unique perspective about both of these procedures, making him a nationally recognized expert in both areas.  In addition, Dr. Shayani holds several leadership positions among local and national bariatric surgeons; he is the current president of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons and the co-chairman of the membership committee at American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.