LAP-BAND Adjustments at DayOne Health
We are happy to announce that our Chicago lap-band clinic is now open for follow up care including lap-band adjustments (fills) and dietary visits to patients who had their lap-band surgery done at other facilities than DayOne Health. Because lap-band fills are key to successful weight loss, we recommend that you schedule your visit at least once every three months in the first year after your surgery, and annually every year thereafter.
How are adjustments performed?
At DayOne Health we perform all lap-band adjustments under x-ray machine, unless a patient is pregnant. Using fluoroscope during the adjustment improves speed and accuracy of the adjustment. During the fill, surgeon will ask you to drink some contrast in order to see how tight your band is. Next, he will add or remove fluid in order to achieve the right restriction.
Are there any dietary restrictions before the adjustments?
In order to adjust your band, your stomach has to be empty. You should not eat three hours before the adjustment. There are no drinking restrictions. Following the adjustment, you should stay on a liquid diet for a 24-48 hours and advance back to solid foods as tolerated.
What do I need to schedule an adjustment at DayOne Health?
In order to schedule the visit, we will need your operative report and adjustment tracking sheet. You can obtain those by requesting release of your records from the facility you were previously received your follow up. The documentation can be faxed to over directly to us, or you can bring it to your adjustment appointment. If you would like to use your insurance, we will need a copy of your insurance card prior to the adjustment visit.
What insurance can I use at DayOne Health?
Our Chicago clinic takes almost all private insurance including BCBS, United, Aetna, and Humana. Unfortunately we do not accept Cigna insurance and can’t serve patients with public insurance (Medicaid and Medicare). If you have PPO insurance you can call and schedule your visit directly. If you have HMO insurance, you will need your primary doctor’s referral to schedule the visit. It may be possible for you to use your insurance, even if you didn’t use the insurance to pay for the surgery. If you are considering this route, please let us know. It is not very often that insurance policies cover fills in such cases, but we will do what we can to get you approved.
Can I pay cash for my adjustments?
Yes. DayOne Health is offering self-pay rates for patients wanting to pay cash for their fills. To learn about our pricing call our practice at 312-255-1900.
How do I schedule my visit?
To schedule your follow up visit call our Chicago office at 312-255-1900. Let us know where you had the surgery and when we can expect your records. Depending on how fast we’ll get your records, we will be able to see you in about one week.
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.
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