Dr. Amir Heydari believes the disease of obesity demands the attention of the community. He calls on his extensive background to treat this serious health condition using surgical and non-surgical approaches.
Dr. Heydari is a board-certified surgeon who performs general, bariatric, oncologic and laparoscopic surgeries. 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 degree from the University of Colorado in 1990 while holding the position of Class President for three 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. Included among his many awards are the two he is most proud of: The Edward E. Mason Award and Teacher of the Year Award.
Dr. Heydari has dedicated a great part of his practice to minimally invasive weight-loss (bariatric) surgeries and the care of overweight patients. He is committed to winning the battle against obesity. He aims to understand the individual needs of any person who wishes to live a healthier life.
Additional Memberships Include:
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- American Society of Bariatric Physicians
- American Medical Association
- McHenry County Medical Society
- Laparoendoscopic Society