Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, DayOne Health performed its first outpatient LAP-BAND® surgery at 900 North Michigan Surgery Center in November 2001, shortly after the procedure was approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (June 5, 2001). In March 20 2008, DayOne health has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE) by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). DayOne Health is home to some of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the country and specializes in the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding or LAP-BAND® procedure, a safer and less invasive bariatric surgery alternative to gastric bypass. As part of their program, DayOne Health provides its patients with a comprehensive pre-surgical patient education program, nutritional counseling, state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facilities, expert medical staff and extensive after care support. Further information about DayOne Health and its outpatient LAP-BAND® surgical weight loss program can be found at www.dayonehealth.com.