18 Years Experience
7 in Bariatrics
15 in Laparoscopic Surgery
7 in Laparoscopic Bariatrics
25% Practice is Bariatrics
Minimum Age of Patient is 18
Maximum Age of Patient is open
Dr. Amir Heydari is passionate in his belief that the disease of obesity and the alarming rise in individuals who are overweight demand the attention of the community, as well as the expertise of medical specialists to treat this serious health condition from both a surgical and non-surgical fashion.
Dr. Heydari is a practicing board certified, general, bariatric, oncologic and laparoscopic surgeon. He has held privileges for the last 13 years at Centegra Hospital McHenry (formerly Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center), Centegra Hospital Woodstock (formerly Centegra Memorial Medical Center). He has served in a variety of medical staff positions, including medical staff president and the Chairman of Department of Surgery.
Dr. Heydari received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Colorado Health Science Center, in 1990, while holding the position of Class President for 3 consecutive years. He completed his internship and General Surgical Residency at the University of Iowa, Hospitals and Clinics, where he served as Chief Administrative Resident in 1995. While at the University of Iowa, he trained under Dr. Edward E. Mason, the father of Bariatric Surgery, and pioneer of operations such as Gastric Bypass and Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG). Among his many awards, are included the two he is most proud of: The Edward E. Mason Award, and Teacher of the Year Award.
Over the past 5 years, Dr. Heydari has dedicated a great part of his practice to minimally invasive weight loss (bariatric) surgeries, and care of overweight patients. Due to his commitment and strong conviction toward winning the battle against obesity, he has expanded his bariatric surgical practice to include a medically managed weight loss program, BMI Weight Busters, Inc. His desire and vision is to cater to the individual needs of any person who wishes to live a healthier life. For more information, please visit www.bmiweightbusters.com.