Lap-Band Contest Winners

At DayOne Health, nothing makes us happier than seeing our patients succeed and meet their weight-loss goals. That’s why we are pleased to offer our LAP-BAND® Giveaway Contests — giving people just like you a chance to take control of their lives and lose the weight for good! We hope that the stories shared by our contest winners, along with other success stories from DayOne Health patients, will inspire you on your weight-loss journey.


Our next contest will be starting soon. Sign up now to be notified when registration begins! You’ll get a sneak peek into our next LAP-BAND contest and have the chance to win a FREE surgery, plus a year of follow-up care!



In September 2012, we awarded a free LAP-BAND procedure and a year of follow-up care to Gia. Read her online LAP-BAND diary and follow her on her journey to becoming a new, healthier self. We are thrilled to be a part of her quest. Read Gia’s story.


In June 2010, DayOne Health launched its first LAP-BAND Giveaway Contest. During the following three months, our Chicago clinic received over 100 essays with compelling stories from people who wanted to win the free LAP-BAND procedure and a year of follow-up visits.

Choosing just one was difficult, but we selected Amy to be our first LAP-BAND winner. Over the next year, she posted her LAP-BAND journal entries here so that others could follow her journey. Read Amy’s touching story that made her the contest winner, as well as the diary of her weight-loss journey with DayOne.

Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information

Indications: The LAP-BAND® System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2with one or more obesity-related co-morbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

Contraindications: The LAP-BAND® System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results (e.g., inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, GI conditions, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, cirrhosis), who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, who have alcohol or drug addictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

Warnings: The LAP-BAND® System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Adverse Events: Placement of the LAP-BAND® System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Band slippage, erosion and deflation, reflux, obstruction of the stomach, dilation of the esophagus, infection, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

Important: For full safety information please click here, talk with your doctor, or call Apollo Customer Support at 1-855-551-3123

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