On May 5, 2009, Dr Keith McEwen is scheduled to perform the first outpatient laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure at Riverview Hospital. The procedure will be the LapBand System designed for a safer surgical solution for obesity. Dr McEwen has been working intently with the specialized Bariatric Team at Riverview. Please log onto http://www.riverview.org to learn more about the program to aid residents in Indiana to achieve better health through weight loss.
Dr. McEwen is a proctor for Allergan, maker of the LapBand System. He is very excited to provide the Lap Band System through Riverview Hospital. Riverview Hospital will provide a resource for patients who are in need of in patient care or if insurance carriers deem that the procedure must take place in an inpatient setting. Dr. McEwen has been performing Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in the Ambulatory Surgery Center, Indiana Surgery Center Noblesville since June of 2006. He originally began his bariatric program at Community Hospital North and was the first surgeon to perform LapBand System surgery at both Community Hospital Bariatrics and Indiana Surgery Center Noblesville. He has been on the forefront of bariatric adjustable gastric banding with his expertise in laparoscopy. Indiana Obesity Center is the only LapBand Total Care Program in Indiana which is disguished on patient outcomes.