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Illinois Bariatric Center Is Here To Help You Take Control Over Your Weight

Change Your Life with the Lap-Band® Program.
Learn how you can achieve significant weight loss with a safer, smarter, lasting solution. Start your transformation today by watching our online seminar.

Dr. Rohrscheib
Illinois Bariatric Center, LLC

Dr. Sid Rohrscheib received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Illinois. Dr. Rohrscheib is a Board Certified General Surgeon and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals which was one of the most recognized facilities for Bariatric surgery. He has 23 years Bariatric experience and has successfully performed over 2000 adjustable gastric banding procedures.

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Meet the Doctor

The surgeon at Illinois Bariatric Center are specially trained to help you on your weight loss journey.

Lap-Band® Online Seminar

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What You Will Learn In The Seminar

  • Learn about the Lap-Band® Process
  • Learn how Lap-Band® Surgery works and understand how it differs from other bariatric surgeries
  • Learn about recovery and maintenance

Your Lap-Band® Surgical Experts

Dr. Rohrscheib

Dr. Sid Rohrscheib received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Illinois. Dr. Rohrscheib is a Board Certified General Surgeon and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals which was one of the most recognized facilities for Bariatric surgery. He has 23 years Bariatric experience and has successfully performed over 2000 adjustable gastric banding procedures.

The Lap-Band® Process

What to Expect from the Program

Preparation

Your first step towards successful surgical weight loss is meeting with the qualified surgeons at Illinois Bariatric Center, LLC. During the consultation you’ll learn if the Lap-Band® Program is a good fit for you. They will also help you understand the procedure and how to plan for it.

Placement

The adjustable Lap-Band® Gastric Band is placed around the stomach to reduce its capacity. The resulting shape is similar to an hourglass, which helps promote a feeling of fullness, limits the amount of food that can be consumed at one time, and slows the movement of food from your stomach.

Recovery

Recovery from the Lap-Band® Procedure is typically faster than other bariatric surgeries. Placement is performed same-day within an ambulatory surgery center or other outpatient setting. In fact, the process usually takes less than an hour. Patients can quickly get back to work and normal life. They avoid disruption and can accelerate to the next steps in their weight-loss journey.

Aftercare & Support

The Lap-Band® Program offers the most comprehensive aftercare program in the industry and is fully customized to your needs for adjustments and other aftercare support.

In addition, Lap-Band® is supported by the ReShapeCare™ Program, an effective, convenient virtual health coaching Program that works in conjunction with your Lap-Band Surgeon’s staff to provide nutritional counseling, education, and coaching.

Control Hunger, Control Weight

The Lap-Band Procedure is minimally invasive and laparoscopic.

A few small incisions (1.5-2.5 cm each) are made on the abdomen, where your surgeon will use a tiny camera and long, thin medical instruments to operate and navigate. A Gastric Band is placed around the stomach to limit the amount of food that can be eaten at once helping control portions and promote your feeling of fullness. And once inserted, the Lap-Band® can be adjusted or removed to meet new weight goals or major life events—like pregnancy.

Why It Is Different, A Quick Glance — Bariatric Surgery Comparison

Key Benefits of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Laparoscopic Adjustable
Gastric Banding

(e.g., Lap-Band)
Sleeve Gastrectomy Gastric Bypass
Degree of invasiveness Least invasive (same-day discharge possible)

Does not alter anatomy
Requires hospital stay (with quicker recovery than gastric bypass)

Removes 80% of the stomach
Requires hospital stay

Reduces stomach size and reroutes digestive tract, which alters the food pathway
Risk of postoperative complications Lowest rate of postoperative complications Lower risk of complications due to one-step procedure Highest risk of complications due to two-step surgery
Mortality risk Lowest mortality rate (.006%)1 Lower mortality risk than gastric bypass but higher than laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (0.3%-2%)2 Higher mortality risk than sleeve gastrectomy or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (0.3%-2%)3
Risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies Low risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies4,5,6 Similar issues with maintaining adequate nutrient stores as compared to gastric bypass; latest research supports similar supplementation needs that are more in line with gastric bypass needs7,8 Potential long-term vitamin and mineral deficiencies especially deficits in vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and folate, which requires higher levels/doses of supplements to maintain adequate nutrient stores7,8
Adjustability Adjustable Permanent removal of stomach
Can’t be adjusted
Permanent reduction of stomach and re-routing.
Can’t be adjusted
Reversibility Reversible Permanent removal of stomach
Can’t be reversed
Difficult, but can be reversed

Why 1,000,000 People Chose Lap-Band®

The Lap-Band® Program has been proven to be the best choice for many patients looking for a minimally invasive solution for significant weight loss. The reasons why are clear.

The Lap-Band®…

Delivers the Adjustability That Puts You in Control

A minimally invasive, reversible procedure places the band around your stomach to help reduce the amount of food that you can eat at one time. You can adjust the band as your needs change.

Does Not Restrict Food Choice

You can continue to eat the healthy foods you love, maintain portion control, and ditch the expensive supplements.

Delivers Significant Results in 1 Year

Lap-Band® Patients with a lower BMI lose an average of 65% of their excess weight in the first year and 70% in the second year9

Leads to Life-Changing Transformations

On average, patients kept off 60% of their excess body weight after 5 years of having the Lap-Band®10

Supports Renewed Health

Weight loss from the Lap-Band® Program has been proven to resolve or improve serious obesity-related health conditions in many people, including Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Sleep Apnea, and GERD.11,12,13

Lap-Band® Program Success Stories

  • Zoey Lost 120 lbs.

    “This Lap-Band did something to me that I can’t describe. It just brought out the best person I could be, the best human I can be.”
  • Brighton Lost 100 lbs.

    “Before surgery, I was wearing a size 3XL-4XL. But just this week I went shopping and bought only a size Medium!”

Actual patients. The views and opinions expressed here are patient’s own. Patients’ experience and results may vary.

Are You Ready to Transform Your Life With the Lap-Band® Program too?

Speaking with Illinois Bariatric Center, LLC can help you resolve any questions or concerns your might have. If you are wondering if the Lap-Band® Program is right for you, Dr. Rohrscheib is ready to guide you to help you lose weight and keep it off. Your weight loss journey is right around the corner.

Call to Schedule a Consultation217-731-4041

Important Lap-Band® System Safety Information

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/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid 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.

The Lap-Band System is not recommended for non-adult patients (patients under 18 years of age), patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

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.

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. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, 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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References
  • ASMBS Informed Consent for Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
  • ASMBS Informed Consent for Informed Consent for Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • ASMBS Informed Consent for Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Jacob Susan, Nguyen Nhu, Jackson Christina S and Rendon Stewart, Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development, 2011,1,265-282, Medical Absorption Post-Bariatric Surgery with Emphasis on Management of Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Ziegler O, Sirveaux MA, Brunaud L, Reibel N, Quilliot D, Diabetes & Metabolism, Medical Follow up after bariatric surgery: nutritional and drug issues General recommendations for the prevention and treatment of nutritional deficiencies
  • Thorell Anders, e-SPEN, the European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Clinical Nutrition University: Nutritional support after bariatric surgery
  • Parrott, Frank, Rabena, Craggs-Dino, Isom, Greiman. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient 2016 Update: Micronutrients. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 13 (2017) 727–741
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for The Perioperative Nutrition, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Procedures – 2019 Update: Cosponsored by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology, The Obesity Society, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Medicine Association, and American Society of Anesthesiologists. AACE/TOS/ASMBS/OMA/ASA 2019 Guidelines
  • Parrott, Frank, Rabena, Craggs-Dino, Isom, Greiman. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient 2016 Update: Micronutrients. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 13 (2017) 727–741
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for The Perioperative Nutrition, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Procedures – 2019 Update: Cosponsored by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology, The Obesity Society, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Medicine Association, and American Society of Anesthesiologists. AACE/TOS/ASMBS/OMA/ASA 2019 Guidelines
  • Robert Michaelson, Diane K. Murphy, Todd M. Gross, and Scott M. Whitcup. LAP-BAND® for Lower BMI: 2-Year Results from the Multicenter Pivotal Study. Obesity (2013) 21:1148–1158
  • Ray James, Ray Shahla. Safety, efficacy, and durability of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in a single surgeon U.S. community practice. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
  • Dixon John, Chapman Leon, O’Brien Paul. Marked Improvement in Asthma After Lap-Band Surgery for Morbid Obesity. Obesity Surgery. 1999