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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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shayani include bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shayani's residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes 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 practices surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Alverdy include obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Alverdy has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vivek Prachand's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Prachand (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive esophageal surgery, stomach surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Prachand attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in general surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen takes. Dr. Rosen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Devata takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at 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)

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

Ms. Teri Murphy practices counseling and psychotherapy. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, infertility, and infidelity issues.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

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

Dr. Patricia Andrise works as a psychologist and neuropsychologist. Dr. Andrise's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, acoustic neuroma, and adjustment disorders. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors TRICARE, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

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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.