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Gastric Banding

=Images= | GB - Diagram OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is the only health care facility in the Rockford area that offers gastric banding as a tool for weight loss in those who are obese. Dr. Vafa Shayani, independent surgeon affiliated with OSF Saint Anthony, offers the procedure to obese adults who meet certain criteria.


Vaya Shayani, MD Selected as National Bariatric Expert

Bariatric Services | Dr. Vafa Shayani

The NYU Langone Weight Management Program has announced that Dr. Vafa Shayani, independent bariatric surgeon on active staff of OSF Saint Anthony, has been invited to participate as an Inaugural Expert for Doctors of Weight Loss, 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. The Inaugural Experts were chosen on the basis of "their high level of experience, demonstrated leadership, research and publishing, and outstanding commitment to patient success.”

Weight Loss | Lap Band Medicare

Medicare Now Accepted for Lap-Band®

Learn More at Bariatric Information Session

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center now accepts Medicare for the Lap-Band® procedure. Learn more at free Bariatric Information Sessions held the second Monday of every month. 
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