What To Expect

The first in the Midwest to perform the LAP-BAND® and Gastric Sleeve procedures on an outpatient basis, DayOne Health offers the convenience of a minimally invasive, “same day” surgery, along with a comprehensive weight-loss treatment program that includes counseling, education, and support before and after the weight loss surgery.

DayOne Health is proud to have delivered some of the best and most consistent surgery results in the country. Our patients are achieving amazing, lasting weight-loss results that cannot be achieved with diet or exercise alone. We believe that our patients’ success is a responsibility we share, which is why our comprehensive program is structured to go beyond just the surgery to include the medical, nutritional, and emotional support and guidance that will help ensure you reach your goals.


We recommend that all patients watch our informative online seminars — our online seminar contains important information about LAP-BAND and gastric sleeve surgeries and will help answer many of your questions. Then, you’ll be ready to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our board certified bariatric surgeons. Learn more about getting started with DayOne Health.


No matter if you decided to get the lap-band or gastric sleeve, there’s a lot to do in the weeks leading up to your procedure. First you will need to make sure that you meet all of your insurance requirements and submit all documentation necessary for insurance approval. Next, after you receive the approval letter, you will need to start a pre-surgical diet. Finally, prepare your pantry for the life after weight loss surgery. We’ll help you make sense of it all and give you the support you need to stay on track. Learn more about preparing for surgery.


Your surgery is just the starting point for your new life. We’ll be there every step of the way to help you with recovery, adjustments, exercise, and your post-surgical diet. Following your surgery, our DayOne patient Support Group will offer you a non-judgmental environment where you’ll be able to meet other people who have had similar experiences, and with whom you can share your journey.

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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