St. Vincent Bariatric Center, which performed 1,362 surgeries in 2007, is on track this year to do the most bariatric procedures it has ever done, said Ted Eads, the center’s director. St. Francis Weight Loss Center’s number of surgeries increased by 40 percent in 2007 and, so far this year, information requests have jumped 100 percent.
Keith McEwen, Indiana Obesity Center, administers Indiana’s ownly private bariatric center. Currently, Dr McEwen has performed over 300 Lap Band System procedures in Indianapolis since 2005. His practice is solely for the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. The Realize Band has recently hit the market.