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Yalini Vigneswaran, MD MS

Yalini Vigneswaran, MD, MS, is an advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeon who specializes in esophageal and gastric disorders, including motility disorders, esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers, reflux disease and paraesophageal hernias. She has specific clinical expertise in esophageal surgery, including minimally invasive esophagectomy for both benign and malignant disease. Additionally, Dr. Vigneswaran has expertise in bariatric surgery and performs various weight loss procedures.

Dr. Vigneswaran uses both advanced laparoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques to approach complex gastrointestinal disorders and weight loss surgery. She offers new techniques and procedures and works closely with members of the gastroenterology, nutrition and oncology teams.

Dr. Vigneswaran conducts clinical and translational research and is committed to improving outcomes for patients with gastroesophageal disorders and patients undergoing weight loss surgery. She has been recognized nationally for her research and has received several awards. She continues to advance the field with specific research interests in reflux disease after weight loss surgery and revisional surgery, esophageal cancer treatment and paraesophageal hernia surgery.

Contact Info

Phone: (773) 702-1618

Email: [email protected]

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The Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue G202, MC6090
Chicago, IL 60637

Procedures Performed

  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Colon Resection
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Revisional Surgery
  • SADI


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Insurance Accepted

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  • Rush University Medical College
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • Oregon Health and Science University Hospital

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