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Dr. Sid Rohrscheibt - Lap-Band® Surgical Expert of Illinois

Dr. Rohrscheib
Illinois Bariatric Center, LLC

With 23 years of bariatric experience, Dr. Sid Rohrscheib has successfully performed over 2,000 adjustable gastric banding procedures. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Illinois, and completed his internship and general surgery residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals. Dr. Rohrscheib is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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The Lap‑Band® process

What to expect from the program

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    Your first step toward successful surgical weight loss is meeting with the qualified surgeons at Lap-Band of Illinois. During the consultation you’ll learn if the Lap-Band® Program is a good fit for you.

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    Lap-Band® is placed around the stomach to reduce its capacity, 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.

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    Recovery is typically faster than other bariatric surgeries. Placement is performed same-day within an ambulatory surgery center or other outpatient setting, and usually takes less than an hour.

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    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.

Lap‑Band Program success stories

Are you ready to transform your life with the Lap-Band® Program too?

Speaking with Illinois Bariatric 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. Sid 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 1-844-714-0808 to schedule a consultation.

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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