Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD

Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Bolingbrook, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1988 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

420 N Schmidt Rd

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Contact Information

(630) 312-2263

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 86% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Shayani's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shayani "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 nearly 20 years of experience with weight loss surgery and participation in several clinical trials and multicenter studies, I am able to offer a variety of procedures to my patients including sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, vBloc surgery, gastric balloons, and Aspire Assist procedure. My team and I provide comprehensive pre-operative education and post procedure care at a very personal level. To best meet my patients' needs, I provide individualized care to every one of my patients by making myself available in person, by phone, or through electronic communication. Like all bariatric surgeons, I strongly believe in the significance of a properly performed bariatric intervention; however, it is my strong belief that the success of all bariatric procedures is mostly attributed to the aftercare provided by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shayani "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.'"

3  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

11  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

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
27 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I absolutely love this doctor. So kind and helpful. Always encouraging. Able to contact if needed at any time. Always look forward to my appointments. .
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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...more
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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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