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We found 7 providers matching weight loss surgery near Burr Ridge, IL.

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

Dr. Vafa Shayani sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Shayani (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Shayani's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shayani takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. John Alverdy's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Alverdy attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Alverdy 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's area of specialization is surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Prachand include minimally invasive esophageal surgery, stomach surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Prachand (or staff) speaks 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, who practices in Downers Grove, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosen honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,358
Dr. Sandeep Devata, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
40 S Clay Street; West Building
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Sandeep Devata is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Hinsdale, IL. His clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Devata is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Patricia Andrise practices psychology and neuropsychology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Andrise include behavioral medicine, acoustic neuroma, and adjustment disorders. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She accepts the following insurance: TRICARE, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation.

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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 is a counselor and psychotherapist in Hinsdale, IL and Oak Brook, IL. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, infertility, and infidelity issues.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, ... (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.