About Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an effective method for achieving long-term weight loss* and treating weight-related health conditions. Although diet and exercise may be helpful for lower BMI patients, studies show that diet and exercise alone may not be as effective for patients with higher BMIs. Although incorporating exercise routine and dietary changes are key to weight loss and weight maintenance, many find that without band’s help their new healthy habits hard to maintain. The band is the tool that ultimately helps to keep your weight off and eating mindful.* Currently, weight-loss surgery is recognized as the most effective long-term obesity treatment.


Several types of weight-loss surgeries are available to patients who meet the medical requirements. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery recognizes these weight loss surgery options:

  • Restrictive procedures, where weight loss is achieved by limiting the amount of food patients are able to eat. Restrictive procedures include gastric banding (LAP-BAND®) surgery and the gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) surgery.
  • Malabsorptive procedures, where weight loss is achieved through limiting the amount of calories the body absorbs. Duodenal switch surgery is a type of malabsorptive procedure.
  • Combination procedures, which include restrictive and malabsorptive elements, such as gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y) surgery. Learn more about gastric bypass.


DayOne Health specializes in minimally invasive weight-loss procedures. At our weight-loss surgery clinic in downtown Chicago, we have performed more than 1,500 LAP-BAND procedures, which is considered to be the safest surgery for weight loss. Gastric band surgery for weight loss is adjustable, can be reversed, and does not require cutting, stapling of the stomach tissue, or removal of the intestine. The LAP-BAND is as effective as gastric bypass surgery after three years, and can be constantly adjusted throughout a patient’s lifetime to help maintain a healthy weight for the long term. Learn more about the LAP-BAND procedure at our Chicago facility.


If you are considering having your weight-loss surgery procedure in the Chicago area, DayOne Health provides a comprehensive program with ongoing support. Our experienced surgeons have performed over 1,500 laparoscopic weight-loss procedures, and have delivered some of the best and most consistent outcomes in the country. Our caring staff includes medical, nutrition and emotional support, and guidance that will ensure you reach your goal. Schedule your consultation today to learn more!

*Results and patient experience may vary.
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

CAUTION: Rx only.