Van L. Vallina, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery, Integrated Oncology Program, Surgery

119 Ratings
Years in Practice: 33 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

119 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

117 Ratings

Provider showed concern

116 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

115 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

115 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

115 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.
"Dr. Vallina is a caring, personable man. Everything is discussed in detail and Dr. Vallina includes your input in treatment plans. I would recommend Dr. Ballina to any patient wanting respect, a treatment partnership, and a genuine, caring Surgeon."
Aug. 18, 2021
"Dr. Vallina was excellent in explaining all possible choices and how to continue the dietary restrictions. He gave a sense of confidence in helping the patient with options ."
Jun. 28, 2021
"Dr Van is always delivers"
Jun. 21, 2021
"Very good."
Jun. 2, 2021
"*Dr. Vallina is a very compassionate caregiver. He is open, direct, honest and "tells it like it is." He made my kids, myself feel as if we were his only pt."
Jun. 2, 2021
"Thank you for caring."
Apr. 19, 2021
Apr. 14, 2021
"Great Doctor"
Apr. 7, 2021
"was not able to discuss at length because of backup in seeing me but have complete confidence in his competency in handling my condition and will discuss in the future"
Mar. 29, 2021
"My experience with Dr. Vallina was exceptional. therefore i brought my daughter to him and referred 2 other individuals with similar problems to him. I keep his card in my wallet."
Mar. 24, 2021
"I have recommended neighbors to *Dr. Vallina. They have a similar problem I did. I trust *Dr. Van explicitly! Great man! Superb surgeon!"
Mar. 22, 2021
"Terrific Dr.! Great bedside manner. I have complete confidence in him."
Mar. 8, 2021
"Good "bedside manner". Very good surgeon."
Mar. 3, 2021
"Dr. Vallina is the best doctor I have ever met. He takes the time to thoroughly explain the surgery I am going to have even drawing out the procedure so I totally understand. He takes the time to answer ALL of my questions. I would highly, highly recommend Dr. Vallina to anyone. Wonderful doctor and bedside manner. Wonderful doctor."
Feb. 17, 2021
"*Dr. Vallina was very personable & very informative, I felt very comfortable with him."
Feb. 1, 2021
"Dr vallina was beyond wonderful. Dr vallina drew a diagram to explain my issue, I loved that!!! he gave me literature about my issue, I loved that! my experience with Dr vallina was exceptional. he was referred to me by a pharmacy md who did her surgery and I am immensely thankful that I received that referral. thank you Dr Vallina, you truly stand out. I am so very grateful."
Jan. 20, 2021
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