Van L. Vallina, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery, Integrated Oncology Program, Surgery

99 Ratings
Years in Practice: 35 years
Practices In: Glen Ellyn
Patients Seen: All Ages

I strive to pro­vide sur­gi­cal care with the skill and com­pas­sion that I would want for myself and my fam­i­ly. I aim to main­tain a lev­el of skill that is cur­rent with the newest and most advanced sur­gi­cal tech­niques, while uti­liz­ing my 25 years of expe­ri­ence as a sur­geon to know when to use these techniques.

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Board Certifications
English, Spanish, German
Awards & Accolades
Resident of the Year, Luthern General Hospital 1984
Clinical Interests

Min­i­mal­ly inva­sive surgery, Bariatric surgery, Crit­i­cal care surgery and Ultrasound

American College of Surgeons American Medical Association Chicago Medical Society Illinois State Medical Society Society of Critical Care Medicine Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Chicago Surgical Society
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Avenue Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 630-275-2700 Get Directions
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
25 North Winfield Road Winfield, Illinois 60190 630-933-1600 Get Directions
University of Illinois College of Medicine Graduation Date: 1984 Degree: MD
University of Illinois, Metropolitan Group Hospitals Resident in General Surgery


Bariatric Surgery, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

99 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

98 Ratings

Provider showed concern

99 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

99 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

99 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

99 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"I'd like to say that I have had a lot of surgery. Dr Vallina has been, by far, the most talented, and caring surgeon, probably doctor, that I have ever had."
Sep. 20, 2023
"Appreciated Dr. Van Vellina's manner and communication skills. He explained my condition well and the P.A. In training seemed to be learning a lot, too."
Sep. 19, 2023
"Wonderful caring doctor"
Sep. 19, 2023
"*Dr. Vallina showed kindness & compassion when meeting with me. Sensing that I was worried, he took the time to explain things in a caring way & helped me to make decisions about how to move forward."
Aug. 29, 2023
"I see myself as blessed and fortunate that Dr. Vallina was assigned to my urgent gall bladder surgery. I could not have asked for better care. He is a great professional and any patient receiving his care is most fortunate."
Aug. 21, 2023
"Dr. Vallina is an excellent doctor, both caring and knowledgeable. The nurse who helped us at that appointment was also exceptional."
Aug. 13, 2023
"Excellent service. Great confidence in Dr. Vallina"
Aug. 8, 2023
"Very thorough"
Aug. 8, 2023
"Dr. was very good at explaining to me the procedure that will be performed."
Jul. 28, 2023
"*Dr. Vallina has a great bedside manner. Very kind and personable. (Most surgeons don't have friendly bedside manner.)"
Jul. 25, 2023
"Positive experience."
Jul. 9, 2023
"*Dr. Vallina spent time detailing the possible procedure & even showed me one done on his phone."
Jun. 29, 2023
"He is amazing! Best doctor I have had!"
Jun. 10, 2023
"Very caring"
Jun. 5, 2023
"Very good"
May. 8, 2023
"Dr. Vallina was very thorough"
May. 1, 2023
"Excellent dr. & surgeon. I have already recommended him to a friend."
Apr. 23, 2023
"Dr. Van is wonderful! Really took his time to make sure I was educated on each procedure And all options of Weight loss surgery. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Van and his staff."
Apr. 15, 2023
"I trust Dr. Vallina, trust his opinions, and feel very comfortable with him. I think he is a great surgeon that really does care about his patients"
Mar. 26, 2023
"I was interrupted so often that I didn't get to explain all my symptoms. The Dr jumped to a conclusion before I conveyed all the info. He apologized for interrupting so he knows it's a problem. I agreed with him."
Dec. 15, 2022
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