News Release: May 1, 2013



Take Control & Enter to Win a Free LAP-BAND ® Surgery 
Mercy Hospital to offer Free LAP- BAND ® Surgery & Follow Up Care for one year


Chicago, IL:  Mercy Hospital’s LAP-BAND Program ®  is proud to announce our Take Control with Mercy LAP-BAND ® Promotion where one lucky individual can enter to win a FREE LAP-BAND® surgery, a one (1) year gym membership to Planet Fitness and follow-up care for a year, following the surgery. Individuals can submit an essay of no more than 500 words and a photo (optional, but preferred) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it about why they deserve to receive a FREE LAP-BAND ®


Dr. Rami Lutfi, MD, Medical Director of Mercy’s LAP-BAND Program said, “We’re excited to be able to offer this opportunity to the community; our team of experts here at Mercy is dedicated to helping those who are living with obesity to experience long-term, permanent weight loss.  He adds, “We also understand that the battle doesn’t end at surgery, which is why we offer a comprehensive approach to our patients ensuring that they can live happy, fulfilling lives and keep the weight off even after the surgery.” 


Deadline to enter Mercy’s LAP-BAND ® Promotion is Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. To learn more about the contest visit  or visit Mercy Hospital’s Facebook Page.


To learn more about Mercy’s LAP-BAND Program ® visit


About Mercy Hospital:


Mercy Hospital & Medical Center provides a comprehensive approach to wellness that incorporates prevention, early intervention, and disease management. Through treatment and education, Mercy Hospital strives to empower the community to take charge of their health and make the appropriate lifestyle and behavioral changes necessary to avoid serious health complications. Mercy's ideal location, just minutes south of the loop, is easily accessible by all main arteries. And at Mercy, patients and visitors will find convenient, parking. To learn more about Mercy Hospital, visit



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