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Our Mission

At the Bariatric Institute of Greater Chicago (“BIGC”), we recognize that obesity is a lifelong disease in need of lifelong intervention. Our team takes pride in providing the skill, care, and environment necessary for patients to achieve their goals. We exist to serve patients that recognize the chronic nature of their disease and are willing to commit themselves to a long-term aftercare program.

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Resolution of Type II Diabetes
Resolution of Sleep Apnea
Lowering of High Blood Pressure
Reduction in Heart Disease
Decreased Back and Joint Pain

Lowest cash pay price for LAP-Band & Orbera Gastric Balloon in the state of Illinois

We understand it takes more than diets, pills, or books to successfully lose weight and keep it off. It requires a lifelong partnership between our patients and our practice. We are devoted to providing ongoing personal attention to ensure our clients reach their weight-loss goals.

About Dr. Vafa Shayani

Dr. ShayaniBariatric Institute of Greater Chicago

Dr. Shayani is an expert in bariatric interventions. He was one of the first surgeons in the United States to perform gastric banding, the first surgeon in Illinois to implant the Orbera Gastric Balloon in a patient, and currently serves as the President of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons. Dr. Shayani takes even greater pride in the personal relationship he forms with each of his patients while helping them accomplish their weight-loss goals. To that end, he performs the following procedures at his practice:

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  • Lap-Band
  • Orbera Gastric Balloon
  • vBloc Therapy
  • AspireAssist
  • Gastric Sleeve

Bariatric Institute of Greater Chicago Patient Testimonials

Lost 157 lbs.


Now, I can do pretty much anything I want to do. I have an active lifestyle and I can walk long distances, which was completely out of the question before.

*Individual results may vary & these results are not guaranteed

Lost 100 lbs.


I received a custom-designed plan that included a medically supervised liquid diet, gastric band surgery, behavioral modification, nutritional education, and fitness training.

*Individual results may vary & these results are not guaranteed

Lost 100 lbs.


The best part is that I have my life back. I am physically active and my energy level is amazing. I am never in pain. My self confidence is back.

*Individual results may vary & these results are not guaranteed

Lost 221 lbs.


The good thing is, that I’m off all my medications, i.e. diabetes, high cholestoral, high blood pressure, and I even quit smoking prior to the surgery.

*Individual results may vary & these results are not guaranteed

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