DAYONE support groups

We encourage all of our patients to participate in our DayOne support group meetings following gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND® surgery. The purpose of attending a LAP-BAND® and gastric sleeve surgery support group is to give you with a forum in which to:

✔ Share information about LAP-BAND surgery

✔ Share experiences and answer each others’ questions

✔ Provide a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable environment in which to share concerns and problems

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND THE DAYONE support GROUP?

We created the DayOne support group to help you in your day-to-day experience after adjustable gastric banding and gastric sleeve. During the meetings, which are organized by our dietitian, you and your fellow LAP-BAND and gastric sleeve patients will be able to talk openly about each step of your weight-loss journey. Talking about your challenges and successes will give you the opportunity to understand even better what life following LAP-BAND surgery is all about.

You can take part in our support group meetings even before you have your weight loss surgery. In fact, we strongly encourage you to! The meetings are open to anyone who wants to talk to others about LAP-BAND and gastric sleeve surgery either before or after their procedure. If you are still hesitating to schedule your surgery, hearing others speak about their everyday lives after LAP-BAND or gastric sleeve may help you decide whether adjustable gastric banding weight loss surgery is right for you.

After all, making the decision is probably the hardest and the most important step in everyone’s weight-loss journey.

No matter if you decide to undergo adjustable gastric banding or gastric sleeve surgery, we are here to help you find the information and support you need to succeed. In fact, we strongly encourage you to! The meetings are open to anyone who wants to talk to others about LAP-BAND surgery either before or after their procedure. If you are still hesitating to schedule your surgery, hearing others speak about their everyday lives after LAP-BAND may help you decide whether adjustable gastric banding is right for you. After all, making the decision is probably the hardest and the most important step in everyone’s weight-loss journey.

BENEFITS OF A WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP

Our experience shows that participation in support groups is not only helping patients stick to their goals, but also improves their overall weight loss. And, the opportunity to establish lasting friendships based on shared experiences is priceless! Wouldn’t you want to share your excitement with those who can really understand it? The value of staying in touch with others who have undergone LAP-BAND or gastric sleeve surgery will give you the confidence you need to succeed. In addition, the honest exchange of stories will prepare you for every aspect of your new healthier life.

WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS IN CHICAGO

Even though a member of our staff has undergone LAP-BAND surgery herself and is more than willing to share her experiences, meeting with patients at similar stages of their weight-loss journeys may give you an even better perspective.

The DayOne Health support group meets once per month, on either the third or Fourth of the month. Meetings take place in the DayOne Health lobby located at 60 East Delaware Place, 15th Floor in Chicago, IL 60611. Meetings run from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. If you are interested in participating, please contact our dietitian at 312-291-7504 or via e-mail at  nutrition-chicago@dayonehealth.com.


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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