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If you’ve struggled with obesity, despite years of dieting, we understand your frustration. Unfortunately, reducing calories and increasing exercise don't always work. The good news is that you have additional options to support your efforts, including LAP-BAND surgery. Presence Health is home to the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, a team of distinguished physicians and renowned experts who have helped hundreds of people lose weight and enjoy healthier lifestyles through LAP-BAND surgery.

How LAP-BAND Works

Your doctor will use either a single incision or five small incisions to place an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of your stomach. Over time the band is tightened, which reduces the size of the stomach to hold only about an ounce of food. You feel fuller faster, eat less and lose weight. Your doctor will fully explain the risks and the results you may be able to expect and answer any questions you have.

Advantages of the LAP-BAND Approach

A minimally invasive procedure, Lap-Band surgery is also considered to be the safest weight reduction surgery. It requires no cutting or stapling of the stomach and can be performed as an outpatient procedure. Recovery time can be as short as one week. The band can be removed, making the procedure reversible if necessary, and in time, the stomach typically returns to its normal size. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding won’t inhibit food absorption, making vitamin deficiencies rare after gastric banding.

World-Class Destination for Surgical Weight Loss

The Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics team is highly trained and experienced in LAP-BAND and other minimally invasive weight loss surgeries that have produced positive results for thousands of patients. In fact, the Institute's success rate for people losing excess weight over the long term is much higher than the national average.

Start with a Free Seminar

Learn more about LAP-BAND and other weight loss procedures by attending one of our free seminars. It’s a great chance to meet the team, ask questions and see if bariatric surgery is right for you. Seminars are available at three convenient locations. To save your spot at an upcoming session, please call us:

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet and Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston: 877.737.4636.

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago: 877-3-YOU-CAN

For more information about weight loss surgery, and to schedule a consultation, please call 877.737.4636.