Meet DayOne Health

The first surgery center in the Midwest to perform the LAP-BAND® procedure on an outpatient basis, DayOne Health offers the convenience of a minimally invasive, “one-day” surgery. Our patients are also provided with a comprehensive weight-loss treatment program that includes counseling, education, and support before and after the procedure itself.

DayOne Health is proud to have delivered some of the best and most consistent surgical outcomes in the country. Our patients are achieving amazing, lasting weight-loss results. We believe that our patients’ success is a responsibility we share, which is why our comprehensive program is structured to go beyond just the weight-loss surgery itself to include the medical, nutritional, and emotional support and guidance that will help you reach your goal.


DayOne Health’s mission is to help our patients free themselves from obesity, along with its physical and emotional side effects, for the rest of their lives. We believe that weight-loss procedures we offer are the safest surgical weight-loss options currently available, that deliver lasting results without the significant risks and mortality rates associated with other types of bariatric surgery. In addition to placing our patients’ health and safety first, we are committed to providing a friendly and compassionate environment where every patient feels empowered to change their lives for the better. We only succeed when our patients do.

To help you succeed, we provide you with ongoing support. We have developed a fully comprehensive weight-loss program directed at pre- and post-surgical education of our patients. When you chose DayOne Health to help you lose weight, your weight loss will become a team effort. We will always be here to answer any of your questions and concerns regarding your new, post-surgery lifestyle. You can be confident that partnering during your weight-loss journey with us is the right choice, because we understand the struggles and challenges you face.


In addition to offering a comprehensive program and state-of-the-art medical facilities, DayOne Health has some of the most experienced surgeons in the world – and their successful patient results show it. While the LAP-BAND procedure  has been performed extensively around the world, it has been available in the U.S. for only the last decade. The FDA approved the procedure in 2001 and three years later, DayOne’s published patient outcomes exceeded even

the FDA trial results. Not only do our surgeons have impressive documented results, but they have performed the LAP-BAND procedure more than almost any other surgeon in the country. Because of their operative experience and proven record, they have helped educate and train many other bariatric surgeons.


Since we began offering our bariatric surgery procedures, DayOne Health has performed approximately 1,500 surgeries. DayOne does over 7,000 LAP-BAND adjustments each year. As evidence of our commitment to quality of care, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) designated DayOne Health as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® in 2008. Our commitment to patient care was further rewarded in 2012 when DayOne Health earned a MBSAQIP Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) designation.

Due to our exceptional weight-loss results and extensive experience, the FDA granted us an approval to participate in a trial studying the LAP-BAND procedure in adolescents. To learn more about this study and our Adolescent Program, please contact us.

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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