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Dr Shayani Honored with Top Doctor Recognition

We are happy to announce that Dr Vafa Shayani has been honored with recognition as a 2013 Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. Many doctors are considered for inclusion in Top Doctors, and we are proud to be  chosen. "Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ selection process begins with surveys of physicians and healthcare professionals. Each year, Castle Connolly [...]

By | April 25th, 2013|News/PR|Comments Off on Dr Shayani Honored with Top Doctor Recognition

Recipe for Success: Education and Follow-up

At the Bariatric Institute of Greater Chicago, we've always believed that patient education and post-surgery follow-up are important components of successful, long-term weight loss with gastric banding (commonly knows as the Lap-Band system).  Achieving and maintaining significant weight loss after banding requires patients to commit to making healthy lifestyle choices. For our part, our dedicated [...]

By | April 4th, 2013|General|Comments Off on Recipe for Success: Education and Follow-up

Weight Loss Myths from a New Report

At the Bariatric Institute of Greater Chicago, our patients often come to us seeking gastric band surgery (commonly known as a Lap-Band), after trying a multitude of diets and receiving countless weight loss tips. Unfortunately, there are many prevalent myths about weight loss and obesity, and these myths can sabotage even the most dedicated dieter. [...]

By | February 23rd, 2013|General|Comments Off on Weight Loss Myths from a New Report

Lap Band Shows Beneficial Metabolic Effects

A new study found that weight loss from bariatric surgery, not the type of surgical procedure used, is responsible for improvement of metabolic responses in obese, insulin resistant, nondiabetic patients. This is exciting news for patients interested in the gastric banding procedure. Researchers examined the metabolic effects of 20 percent weight loss induced by either [...]

By | January 14th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Troubling News on Obesity Trends

A troubling report from the Trust for America's Health predicts that if Americans continue with their current eating habits and sedentary lifestyles, more than half the population in 39 states will be obese by 2030.  Currently, the national obesity rate is 36 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Federal health [...]

By | November 21st, 2012|General|0 Comments

Parents Underestimate Fast Food Calories

The majority of parents underestimate the calorie content in their kids’ fast food meals, according to a new study.  72% of the parents in the study low-balled the number of calories in their kids’ dinners at 5 popular fast food chains: McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, KFC, and Wendy’s.  Previous studies have demonstrated that adults often underestimate [...]

By | October 11th, 2012|General|Comments Off on Parents Underestimate Fast Food Calories

Can Weight Loss Surgery Resolve Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition where a person might stop breathing for several seconds while sleeping. There are many mechanisms that can contribute to OSA symptoms. Obesity has been associated with an increase in incidence of sleep apnea and other respiratory problems. Morbidly obese people are more likely to have a greater buildup [...]

By | August 11th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Difference Between Lap Band and Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular type of plastic surgery. Although sometimes people think it is a type of bariatric surgery, it is not. Unlike bariatric surgery, liposuction is not considered a weight loss procedure, but rather is designed to change the shape of the body.  It uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas [...]

By | July 18th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Diabetes Improvement Seen with Lap Band

Reducing Body Mass Index (BMI) can dramatically decrease an obese person's risk of diabetes, regardless of initial weight, according to a new study. Scientists at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland found that among people with BMI below 35, 35-40 and 40-45 who did not lose weight after two years, the incidence [...]

By | June 11th, 2012|General|0 Comments