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We found 6 providers matching weight loss surgery near Burr Ridge, IL.

Vafa Shayani MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
(630) 468-2545; (630) 312-2263

Dr. Vafa Shayani practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), and hiatal hernia surgery. Dr. Shayani honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Shayani is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Advanced laparoscopic surgery, Bariatric surgery, Bariatrics, Bile Tract Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Alverdy is a specialist in surgery. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Alverdy attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Alverdy's areas of expertise include obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: General surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Obesity surgery, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vivek Prachand works as a surgeon. In Dr. Prachand's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive esophageal surgery, stomach surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Prachand (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Minimally invasive weight loss (bariatric) surgery, Gastric surgery, Minimally invasive abdominal ... (Read more)

Sandeep Devata MD
Specializes in General Surgery
40 S Clay Street; West Building
Hinsdale, IL
(630) 325-3310

Dr. Sandeep Devata is a general surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Devata include breast cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Bowel/colon surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast cancer surgery, Breast disease, Colorectal surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
333 Chestnut Street; Suite 206
Hinsdale, IL
(630) 850-9650

Dr. Patricia Andrise's areas of specialization are psychology and neuropsychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Andrise include behavioral medicine, acoustic neuroma, and adjustment disorders. She is in-network for TRICARE, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation insurance. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Acoustic Neuroma, Acoustic tumor, ADD, ADHD, ADHD adult, Adjustment Disorders, Alzheimers, Anger, ... (Read more)

Ms. Teri L Murphy LCPC, MS, CADC, MS LCPC
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
19 E. First Street; Suite C
Hinsdale, IL
(630) 734-0417

Ms. Teri Murphy specializes in counseling and psychotherapy and practices in Hinsdale, IL and Oak Brook, 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: Pre/Post-Gastric Bypass Surgery, Coaching, Clinical Supervision, Consultation, Family 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.