Balance bluetooth scale

CurryCare Balance Body Composition Scale Now In Stock!

In addition to our regular CurryCare Selvera 330 lb scales, these heavy duty scales will give you accurate results up to 550 lbs.  Just open your CurryCare app, click on “weigh in” and step on the scale, and your results will be in the app in just a few seconds.  Data transmitted includes weight, body fat percentage, and body hydration percentage.  For patients who have difficulty seeing a scale readout while they are standing on it, this is an ideal solution as you can see it on your phone right away.

Scales will be available at all office locations for just $90, and are also on the eStore at LoseWeightCincy.com!

New Year Special: Obalon Swallowable Gastric Balloon Only $6000!

Let’s face it, not too many people go into the new year withOUT a resolution to lose weight and improve their health. If you want to give yourself a fighting chance to lose 30-50 pounds* you might want to think about JourneyLite Physicians and a gastric balloon such Obalon, ReShape, or Orbera.

Obalon Capsule and Inflated Balloon

Background

Gastric balloons come in 2 difference classes: saline-filled (ReShape & Orbera) and gas-filled (Obalon Swallowable Gastric Balloon). The saline balloons require a procedure with sedation and endoscopy to place them, while with the Obalon the patient simply swallows a capsule in the office, which then gets inflated in their stomach.

As far as side effects go, nausea and vomiting can be a major issue with the saline balloons such as Orbera and ReShape. Patients will usually need to take 3-5 days off work afterwards until their stomach has accomodate their new balloon. Some patients just can’t tolerate a saline balloon and it has to be removed early.

Gas-filled balloons such as the Obalon Swallowable Gastric Balloon however, have a much lower nausea/vomiting rate, in fact most patients have no vomiting at all after placement. There are a couple of reasons for this: 1) a gas-filled balloon is lighter than the fluid in the stomach and will float on top, and 2) the Obalon system is a gradual treatment where the patient receives one small balloon at a time for a total of 3 over an 8-12 week period.

All gastric balloons, whether saline or gas-filled, need to be removed after 6 months, which does require a brief endoscopic procedure with sedation. However there are typically no side effects from removal and patients can return to work the next day.

Goals

Weight loss goals are the same for all balloons, hoping for 30-50 pounds over the 6 months that the balloon is in. Once removed, the patient must be committed and work hard to keep the weight off. Registered dietitians on the team will meet with patients monthly to tweak diet plans and encourage exercise. In some cases the use of a long-term appetite suppressant such as Qsymia, Belviq, or Contrave can be useful.

New Year Savings!

Dr. Trace Curry and his team at JourneyLite Physicians are some of the most experienced in the US for gastric balloons. With any procedure, experience leads to better results and a lower complication rate. To help you with your New Year’s weight loss resolution, we are offering the Obalon system for a limited time for just $6000.00! This includes three balloon swallows, endoscopic removal at 6 months, and a 12 month registered dietitian program.

Call now or click below to request a consultation with Dr. Trace Curry! For your convenience we have offices in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Columbus, and Dayton. Virtual visits are also available for out-of-town patients through Dr. Curry’s new smartphone app, “CurryCare“.

Cincinnati: (513) 559-1222 Northern Ky: (859) 331-1035

Columbus: (614) 526-4463 Dayton: (937) 280-LOSE

*Individual results may vary.

Free ESG Consultations During October!

Dr. Pitt
Dr. Tracy Pitt Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgeon
Dr. Udelhofen
Dr. Steven Udelhofen Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgeon

Dr. Tracy Pitt and Dr. Steve Udelhofen are experienced bariatric surgeons with JourneyLite Physicians who both perform the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, or ESG.  During the month of October 2018 we are offering FREE consultations for ESG at all of our office locations.  Virtual consultations are also available for out-of-town patients.  Take advantage of this offer now and find out if you are a candidate for this exciting new non-surgical procedure!

ESG

Interested in ESG?

Tonight’s support group: Goal Setting

Join us tonight for our support group on goal setting at 6:30 pm here at the Evendale office.  If you can’t make it, no worries just sign up for VHPGO and you can watch it on your phone or computer!  For more info on VHPO click here.

Download Rebecca’s materials for the support group below:

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Type 2 Diabetes & Medicare?

Glucometer for Diabetics

High blood sugar!

Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic worldwide and the CDC says 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 3 are pre-diabetic.   Type 2 diabetes is so often associated with obesity tha a new term has been coined by the medical community known as diabesity.

It’s estimated that 1 in 4 patients over the age of 65 now have diabetes , and it’s on the rise.  This is most likely one of the reasons that The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services started covering weight loss surgery for Medicare recipients nearly a decade ago, as it has been shown to have a very high rate of diabetes resolution or remission.

Gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and even the Lap Band have all been shown to put diabetes into remission in a very high percentage of patients.  In fact, type 2 diabetes is becoming one of the major reasons patients are seeking weight loss surgery.  As these procedures are now minimally invasive and carry much lower risk than in the past, it is possible for a patient to have an outpatient operation and have a very good chance of eliminating type 2 diabetes.

Most insurance companies that cover weight loss surgery, including Medicare, have certain criteria that a patient must meet in order to be eligible for weight loss surgery.  Typically, patients must have a BMI of 35-40 with a weight related medical issue like diabetes, or just have a BMI over 40 even if no weight related issues are present.  Weight loss surgery shouldn’t be a patient’s first attempt at losing weight either, so a past history of failed diets is usually a pre-requisite also.

If you have Type 2 diabetes and have a BMI over 35, there is an excellent chance that a surgical weight loss procedure can transform your health by putting your diabetes into remission  Call us or make an appointment to find out if you might be a candidate!