Fate of “The Biggest Losers”

A recent report on the fate of "The Biggest Losers" participants showed that after 6 years, some of the most successful participants regained a substantial amount of their lost weight.  Many clinicians (and non-clinicians) have expressed their opinions on this disappointing report.  An overwhelming majority have commented on the change in metabolism of the participants, [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|News/PR|0 Comments

Chris Christie Chooses Lap Band Surgery

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie revealed that he underwent bariatric surgery in February, keeping his procedure a secret from all but a handful of people until now.  Christie chose gastric band or Lap-Band surgery, and he has reportedly lost at least 40 pounds so far.  Weight loss induced by Lap-Band surgery is more gradual than [...]

By | May 30th, 2013|News/PR|Comments Off on Chris Christie Chooses Lap Band Surgery

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

No Evidence of Addiction Transfer, Study Finds

There has been debate about whether addiction transfer to alcohol abuse is a significant issue following weight loss surgery — that is, if food addiction issues, such as binge-eating, can shift to alcohol abuse after surgery. Several headlines in the news have talked about the potential of patients starting binging on alcohol to feel the [...]

By | March 2nd, 2012|News/PR|0 Comments

Inaugural Expert for Doctors of Weight Loss

The Bariatric Institute of Greater Chicago is proud to announce that Dr. Vafa Shayani was selected to participate as an Inaugural Expert for Doctors of Weight Loss. Doctors of Weight Loss is a new informational website that brings together leading bariatric surgeons from around the country to provide a resource for individuals who want to understand the latest research, news, and options for weight loss surgery. […]

By | October 23rd, 2011|News/PR|0 Comments