Gastric Sleeve – Bariatric Institute of Chicago

The gastric sleeve, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a procedure that we are asked about sometimes. It is a newer weight loss surgery option, and one that Dr Shayani has given serious consideration to offering at his Chicago practice. Dr Shayani has answered some FAQ's about the gastric sleeve here. Why do you favor gastric banding [...]

By |2013-09-28T00:24:07+00:00September 28th, 2013|General|Comments Off on Gastric Sleeve – Bariatric Institute of Chicago

Obesity Trends Seen as Early as Two Months Old

A new study and article discuss data that shows a link between an infant's height:weight ratio, and future obesity. Dr Shayani was interviewed for the article and explained, "In the fight against obesity, every little bit counts. The authors have suggested that as early as 2 months of age, clinicians might be able to predict [...]

By |2013-08-28T19:19:01+00:00August 28th, 2013|General|0 Comments

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

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 |2012-07-18T01:39:05+00:00July 18th, 2012|General|0 Comments