Why Day One?


Surgical weight loss may seem like a drastic solution, but if you find that traditional methods haven’t given you the results you want, weight-loss surgery may be the answer. Traditional weight-loss programs often fail because they are not designed for significantly overweight patients. Exercising and cutting down on calorie intake alone may be ideal if you need to lose 20-30 pounds but unfortunately, if you need to lose 100 pounds or more, traditional methods alone won’t give you the long-term results you need.*

Furthermore, regular workout plans, as well as diets, don’t seem to take into account the physical limitations of people who are significantly overweight. It’s very hard to commit to intense workouts when everything seems to be against you. If you feel tired just after walking from your car to the gym door, or if you find that some of the gym equipment is inadequate for your size, you may be discouraged from sticking to the recommended workouts.

In addition, most weight-loss programs recommend lifestyle changes, but then leave the rest of the work to you. DayOne Health’s comprehensive weight-loss program not only advises you on behavior modifications, but also gives you the tools you need to stay on track.


At DayOne Health, we understand the challenges you face. Our warm-hearted and caring staff members — some of them former patients themselves — are ready to assist you every step of the way. While most bariatric programs just do the surgery and leave the rest up to you, we stay with you until you reach your goal weight — and beyond! At DayOne Health, we believe that weight-loss surgery is just a beginning, the “day one” of your new, healthier life. In our program, we focus not only on preparation and the weight-loss surgery itself, but on comprehensive follow-up care and support. Since the weight-loss journey can be a bumpy ride, we believe it is important that you always have someone to talk to about the obstacles you may face.

At DayOne Health, we view weight-loss surgery as a tool to help make you healthy — with the byproduct of losing weight. While the surgery itself will help control your hunger, we understand it’s just the beginning. We make sure you have the tools and support you need to adapt and follow a path of healthy eating that will make your weight-loss journey more successful. With us, you won’t just go on a “diet” — you will receive a comprehensive post-surgical plan and the full support of caring community, all built around helping you establish a new, healthier lifestyle.


Years of experience have shown us that what counts the most is attitude and support. That is why during your regular visits, you will always have a chance to talk with a bariatric dietitian and a weight-loss doctor about your challenges. Because we have actual LAP-BAND® surgery patients on our team, any time you will feel like talking about your experience, you will have someone there who

understands your journey. We love to see our patients succeed and to give them opportunities to show their successes, so we create many opportunities for patients to meet and share their stories. Our online social networks and annual Christmas parties give our patients a chance to create a supportive community that is crucial to success.


DayOne Health one of the most experienced and most established outpatient LAP-BAND surgery clinic in the Midwest. With more than a decade of experience, DayOne Health has helped thousands of patients achieve their weight-loss goals. We love using our experience and knowledge, not only to help our patients shed extra pounds, but also to ease their transition into a new, healthier lifestyle.

Besides an extensive support program and caring staff, we also have strong credentials. Each of our surgeons is board certified and LAP-BAND System certified and has an extensive experience in bariatric patient care. In addition, our clinic was designated as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program by the MBSAQIP. The designation can be achieved only by bariatric clinics meeting the highest standards of care. Finally, our surgery center at 900 N Michigan Surgical Center was accredited by one of the most rigorous accrediting organizations, The Joint Commission.

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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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