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Dr. Vafa Shayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Vafa Shayani is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shayani attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2801 Finley Road; Suite 220
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Allen Mikhail's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Mikhail include dysport injection, gastric bypass surgery, and lipoma excision. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mikhail is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Dysport Injection, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Alverdy, MD
Specializes in Surgery
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. John Alverdy's area of specialization is surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alverdy include obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Alverdy attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivek N Prachand, MD
Specializes in Surgery
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Vivek Prachand is a physician who specializes in surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive esophageal surgery, stomach surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Prachand studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prachand completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Prachand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen is a general surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Rosen graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,358
Dr. Sandeep Devata, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
40 S Clay Street; West Building
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Devata practices general surgery in Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Devata include breast cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
107 South Vine Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Andrise specializes in psychology and neuropsychology and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andrise include behavioral medicine, acoustic neuroma, and adjustment disorders. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrise is an in-network provider for TRICARE, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation insurance. Dr. Andrise is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Back Pain, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

Teri L Murphy, MS
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
19 E. First Street; Suite C
Hinsdale, IL
 

Ms. Teri Murphy specializes in counseling and psychotherapy and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Murphy include alcohol abuse, infertility, and infidelity issues.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Premarital Therapy, ... (Read more)

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What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is a surgical procedure performed to help significantly obese patients lose weight when more traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise, have not helped. Depending on the type, these surgeries change the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much food can be eaten and also change how food is absorbed by the body. Of the various bariatric surgeries available, the most common is gastric bypass.

By far the most common of the gastric bypass surgeries is called “Roux-en-Y.” During this surgery, part of the stomach and small intestine are detached from the gastrointestinal tract, in order to make the tract smaller. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts. The working stomach, at the end of the esophagus, is now tiny - only the size of a walnut. This makes patients feel full after eating a small amount of food. Then the small intestine is also divided, and after bypassing a section of the small intestine to reduce food absorption, the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch. The patient now has a working stomach and intestine like before, only much smaller.

Because gastric bypass is used to treat extreme obesity, it can reduce the risk of some of the problems associated with obesity. Gastric bypass can help treat or reduce the risk for such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. However, it is a major surgery and also carries risks itself. Any surgery can lead to infection, bleeding, or blood clots, and weight loss surgery in particular carries risks of leaks in the gastrointestinal system, malnutrition, bowel obstructions, and vomiting.

Typically patients are considered candidates for gastric bypass surgery if they have a BMI greater than 40, or sometimes if they have a BMI between 35 and 40 but are suffering from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes. The outlook is generally good, with most patients losing between 50-75% of their excess weight in 1-2 years. However, patients must follow strict diet guidelines so that the stomach can heal, starting with no food at all, then followed by a liquid diet for some time. For many severely obese patients who have tried strict diets before without success, gastric bypass surgery is the tool that allows them to finally achieve their weight loss and health goals.
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