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 |2017-03-19T20:19:50+00:00June 10th, 2016|News/PR|0 Comments

Rex Ryan’s Weight Loss

When New York Jets head coach, Rex Ryan, stepped on a scale back in 2010 he was shocked by the number: 348 pounds. He soon underwent gastric banding (often referred to as the Lap-Band) and two years later he had dropped more than 100 pounds. Ryan says that his motivation for undergoing surgery was to [...]

By |2017-03-19T20:57:47+00:00November 6th, 2013|News/PR|Comments Off on Rex Ryan’s Weight Loss

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 |2017-03-19T21:51:03+00:00May 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 |2013-04-25T01:17:52+00:00April 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 |2017-03-19T22:24:14+00:00March 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, [...]

By |2017-03-19T22:41:26+00:00October 23rd, 2011|News/PR|0 Comments

FDA APPROVES EXPANDED USE OF LAP-BAND®

FDA APPROVES EXPANDED USE OF LAP-BAND® ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING SYSTEM FOR OBESE ADULTS Obese Adults with a BMI of 30-40 with at Least One Obesity Related Comorbid Condition Now Qualify for LAP-BAND® System Procedure When All Other Conservative Weight-loss Therapies Have Failed […]

By |2017-03-19T22:43:58+00:00October 23rd, 2011|News/PR|0 Comments