HomePhysiciansVan L. Vallina, MD, FACS

Van L. Vallina, MD, FACS

Philosophy of Care

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.

  • General


    • Surgery
    • Integrated Oncology Program
    • Years in Practice: 30


    • Surgery


    • English
    • German
    • Spanish

    Minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, critical care surgery and ultrasound

  • Education

    School University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Graduation Date 01/1984
    Degree M.D.

    School University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals
    Title Resident in Surgery

  • Procedures

    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Benign and Malignant Skin Excision / Skin Lesions
    • Cholecystectomy / Gall Bladder
    • Colon Surgery
    • General Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Hernia Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery)
    • Port Placements
    • Rectal / Anal Surgery (Not Hemorrhoids)
    • Surgical Oncology
  • Memberships

    • 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
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Resident of the Year, Luthern General Hospital
    Date 06/1989

  • Research & Clinical Trials


    • Research Technician, Department of Immunology, Was

Receive more health tips and DMG news right in your inbox!
Sign up for the Live Life Well newsletter