Single Incision Lap-Band



In our dedication to provide the highest standards of care, DayOne Health has introduced a new, virtually scar-free way of performing the LAP-BAND® procedure. Better cosmetic outcome, minimized discomfort, and faster recovery — these are just a few of the benefits of the single-incision method over traditional laparoscopy. In addition, the fewer incisions means the LAP-BAND procedure is even safer than before, solidifying the LAP-BAND’s position as the safest weight-loss surgery available.



A single-incision method is almost identical to the traditional approach, except that fewer incisions are made. Instead of making five incisions in the abdomen, surgeons at DayOne Health now successfully perform laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery through a single 1½-inch incision. In some cases, to provide adequate exposure to the upper stomach, a second ¼-inch incision under the ribcage may be required.


Because the single-incision method is much more challenging than regular laparoscopic surgery, it requires higher proficiency in surgical skills. As a result, currently only a small number of surgeons in the country — including here in Chicago — can perform the LAP-BAND surgery with this technique. DayOne Health is proud to be one of the pioneers in this field and to give our patients the opportunity to take an advantage of this innovative approach. The DayOne Health surgeons in Chicago who perform single-incision laparoscopic adjustable gastric-band surgery are:

Jonathan Myers, MD

Dr. Myers is the medical director of DayOne’s Chicago clinic. He is specially trained in LAP-BAND surgery and he completed his fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. He was credited with developing the Minimally Invasive Training Center at Rush University Medical Center, where he performed part of his residency. Dr. Myers has almost two decades of experience in gastric surgery.

Mario Masrur, MD

Dr. Masrur received his medical degree in 2006 from the University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina and completed his residency in General Surgery at the Italian Hospital of Mendoza. His journey at the University of Illinois started in 2010 when he became a research specialist in the field of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery. He then completed a 2 years clinical fellowship in Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery with the Division of General Surgery.

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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