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Mind Set

Rhonda June 7, 2018

Rating 5: This procedure has given me my energy back. I don’t come home from work and immediately fall asleep on the couch. I want to get outside and do things. I have not done this in almost 20 years. Would I do this again? YES!

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I am so happy with the results on RNY

Ed June 7, 2018

5/5 45 days later and I am off of my heart medication, my Novolog and my Lantus. My endocrinologist has closed my file (cancelled any future appointments) and I am down 56 lbs.

Brighter and Healthier

Anita May 31, 2018

Dr. Curry and his team are so professional and personable. I love all my nutritionists! All the support staff are awesome.

Brighter and Healthier

Anita May 31, 2018

I had my surgery (sleeve) 5/8/17. It has been a great year. I am two lbs from goal and confident I will meet that goal. Dr. Curry and his staff are wonderful. I loved all my nutritionists and if I ever called with a question it was answered promptly. My health has improved and I am enjoying life, work, and traveling.

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Gastric Sleeve Success for Diabetes Type 2

Kathy May 27, 2018

My gastric sleeve surgery was my choice to put my type 2 diabetes into remission. A bonus was the return to a normal range for my high blood pressure. Following the exercise and pre and post diet made recovery smooth. Thank you Dr. U. and the staff at Journeylite for changing my life to a healthier one.

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Weight loss

Almarie February 23, 2018

Great job wonderful people

Taking back my life

Sarah February 16, 2018

I am so glad I decided to get the gastric sleeve. I struggled with my weight all my life,dealt with depression and anxiety. I was borderline diabetic and my cholesterol was through the roof. Getting the surgery saved my life. I can finally do all the things I wanted to! Dr curry did an amazing job! I highly recommend the gastric sleeve. I am down 109 pounds in just a year! My whole life has changed I'm a totally different person. I am truly blessed. If I can do it, you can too!

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Sommer February 4, 2018

Dr. Pitt is amazing! And very nice! He is thorough and will give it to you straight! All the staff are so sweet and helpful and never make you feel uncomfortable! I am one month post-op. Down 30+ pounds from my high weight. I was so nervous all the way to surgery day but have no regrets!

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Excellent Facility

Maggie February 4, 2018

The staff was very professional. Everyone was friendly and courteous. The facility was comfortable, and the procedure started at the scheduled time. They were thorough in explaining the entire process. Although there is a rigorous protocol prior to the balloon insertion, the extraction was painless and there were no after effects.

After the procedure, the nutritional and medical support was excellent.

I lost 37 lbs. the first 6 months, and I have another 6 months of counseling to go; but the program has taught me how to eat, and I am confident I can reach my goal by the end of the program.

I highly recommend both the program and the facility.

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It’s a whole new world!

Judy October 24, 2017

I am five weeks out from my surgery and
Down 23#. I've lost 108# all together
With the help and support if Dr. Curry
And his staff, especially my dietician
Rebecca. I'm already taking less
Medication and I'm so full of energy!
I'm now able to do so much more with my
Family and friends. I fell 10 years
Younger! Every person I cane across in
Dr. Curry's office was always friendly,
Positive and encouraging. I'm so happy
That I chose Journey lite for my weight
Loss surgery!

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Why wait

John October 24, 2017

All the people at Journey light made This process as seamless and easy, from my 1st call to this day someone told me post surgery once your a patient you are always a patient for life and they really do stand by that pledge I don't know if it was nerves or just out and out scared but if I had too do it agin I would not hesitate

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A new life!

Bridget July 6, 2017

I was very anxious when I made my first appointment with Journeylite. From my very first appointment I was met with understanding, encouragement, and love. I was cared for mentally and physically completely through my process. From the assistants, nurses, dietitians, and Dr. Curry himself, I was treated as if they had all the time in the world for my questions and concerns. I had surgery 1 week ago. I received a call the morning after my surgery just to check in in me and see how I was doing. I did a two week pre diet and am now 8 days post surgery. I am 21.8lbs down!!! This surgery is giving me a new lease on life. I cannot thank Journeylite enough for their help and support. I would recommend Dr. Trace Curry to anyone who needs a fresh start with weight loss! Many of the employees have undergone bariatric procedures themselves and truly understand what you are going through. Good luck on your venture!

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Jump start!

Danielle June 30, 2017

I am very pleased with my results from the gastric balloons procedure! It has definitely helped me in jump starting my weight loss journey! I may not be exactly where I want to be but with the help of JourneyLite I will get there!!!

Thankful For Second Chances!

Jennifer June 5, 2017

Dr. Curry performed my Gastric Sleeve on June 4, 2015! Today I am 22 months out and down almost 115 pounds and have maintained this weight for 8 months now! I will be 38 in a few months but feel better than I did at 18! I am seriously LIVING AGAIN and doing things I NEVER thought I would do...5K's, a 10K and I just recently became a Certified REFIT® Instructor!
So thankful to Dr. Curry for helping me get my life back! It's been a hard journey but one that I would do over again...NO regrets at all! Also a huge Thank You to Wendy, Rebecca & Erin for all the nutrition info provided to me along the way!
I am forever grateful!

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Very Patient Centered

Jeanine April 19, 2017

I tried a Hospital Weight Loss Center and they placed obstacles at every turn. After 4 months of doing everything they asked (at additional costs) I still did not have a surgery date. My primary physician recommended Dr. Trace Curry and team. Several of his patients had great success with Journeylite. I gave them a call and they were so helpful, friendly and focused on helping me lose weight and feel good. I had the surgery in less than a month, with caring post surgical follow-up and great results. Choose Journeylite and you will not regret it.

Thankful For Second Chances!

Jennifer April 19, 2017

Dr. Curry performed my Gastric Sleeve on June 4, 2015! Today I am 22 months out and down almost 115 pounds and have maintained this weight for 8 months now! I will be 38 in a few months but feel better than I did at 18! I am seriously LIVING AGAIN and doing things I NEVER thought I would do...5K's, a 10K and I just recently became a Certified REFIT® Instructor!
So thankful to Dr. Curry for helping me get my life back! It's been a hard journey but one that I would do over again...NO regrets at all! Also a huge Thank You to Wendy, Rebecca & Erin for all the nutrition info provided to me along the way!
I am forever grateful!

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Lap Band success

Kelly April 19, 2017

My journey began in 2015 . Dr. Curry and his staff are great. They are encouraging and helpful. I had the Lap Band done in March of 2016. Since then I have lost over 50 lbs! It's been steady and safe. I have learned to eat healthier, and smaller portions. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

I Would Do It Again!

Loraine April 11, 2017

I just celebrated my 1 year anniversary March 24th, 2017 of having Gastric Sleeve. I have never been more happy! Dr. Curry performed the surgery. Before the surgery, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I had stents in my heart therefore I was on a lot of medication. I had arthritis and also sleep apnea causing me to have to use a CPAP machine. I had absolutely no pain after surgery and I only took the pain medicine the first night as a precaution. 2 days after my surgery, my sugar was normal. 2 weeks after my surgery, I came off my blood pressure medicine and after 4 months, I was off all my heart medication. My arthritis is fine now and I am sleeping great, CPAP- free. I have lost 70 lbs and am down to the size that I was over 20 years ago. I was a self-pay patient and had received a small settlement from a car accident and this was what I chose to do with my money. I just turned 61 and feel great. I know this surgery has helped add many years to my life and I would do it again. I recommend it to anyone!

Life Changer

Sarah April 11, 2017

I am 1 week post op. From my 2 week pre op diet I am already down over 30 pounds. I was having to take 18 pills and a shot every day. I am currently off all medications!

You Will Only Regret Having Waited So Long

Holly February 20, 2017

Just do this. Stop reading testimonials and trying to decide if this is the right decision...because it IS.

I am 5'4", grew up overweight, and graduated college at my heaviest recorded weight of 230. In my 20s, I dropped roughly 50 lbs by myself over the years, and managed to keep it off for almost a decade. By my mid-thirties the weight began to creep back up, and it seemed that no matter how diligent I was with dieting and exercise, I wasn't making any progress.

After extensive research I decided on VSG surgery, and thanks to being a private pay patient, I was able to move through the process fairly quickly (one month from first phone call to procedure!). This was the BEST thing I've ever done for myself, and I can't believe how much I've changed in less than a year. I've gotten even better about workout out and watching my diet, and the results show. I blew past Dr. Curry's weight loss projections at all of my post-surgery check-ups, and now at only 9 months post-surgery have met my (personal) goal weight of 132.

This is worth it. You're worth it. Do it.

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My Sleeve procedure

Chad February 20, 2017

5/5. Dr. Curry was great and the nursing staff was very supportive and informative. I am a couple of days out from surgery and all is going well.

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Melissa eddy February 8, 2017

It was a tough choice but I wanted my life to be different. I wanted to be able to enjoy life and my family without the struggle of being over weight. After numerous attempts of Wt loss and regaining weight....I turned to Dr Pitt and the surgical sleeve was the best fit for me. Iam happy to say I am losing weight and my lifestyle has changed ,not only mine but my family's lifestyle as well. The eating habits the exercise and family fun to get and stay fit. Thank you Dr Pitt and Curry and his staff.

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New me!

Heather February 8, 2017

I has the gastric sleeve done on 1/26/17. I started my pre-op diet on 1/19/17. To date, I've lost 18.5 lbs. I'm extremely happy with the surgery and the new chance at life I'm getting. Dr. Curry and his staff are absolutely amazing! The most friendly, yet professional and thorough staff I've ever been around. If this is something you're considering, I would definitely recommend Dr. Curry and the staff at Journeylite.

Life changing

Stacy Van Dyne January 5, 2017

This has been the best thing I've ever done. I wish I would have done this ten years ago. My life has changed so much for the positive. I was sleeved June 2016! I can finally say I weigh 100 something. Haven't said that in 20 years. Don't hesitate getting your life back! Do it now!

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Happy Sue!

Suzan January 5, 2017

I had tried to lose weight many times with no success. I felt surgery was the last resort. I had the gastric sleeve done in August of 2015. I had a lot of reflux and threw up a lot because of a hiatal hernia. Dr. Pitt did a conversion to the gastric by pass in June of 2016. Even though it was two surgeries and an infection that had to be corrected surgically, I am so glad that I made the decision to do it. I have lost over 120 pounds from my highest weight. I feel so much better and have gotten off most of my medications. I had to go thru the whole process twice but it has definitely been worth it. Dr. Curry and Dr. Pitt has been very professional and I will be forever grateful to them for the care I was given.

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9 thoughts on “Patient Testimonials

  1. I had the sleeve on April 8, 2013 and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. My second best decision I made was having my surgery at Fast Track with Dr. Curry. I have been given a second chance at life! I have lost a total of 210 lbs, with 120 of that since surgery (the others weight I lost under supervision of Curry and staff). I still have around 40 lbs to lose till I reach goal weight. It’s amazing how different my life has been!!

  2. I started the process for Gastric Sleeve in January 2014. My starting weight was 440 lbs for a 6’5″ 44-year old Caucasian male. On pre-op diet alone, I lost 50 lbs. Since the surgery in April of 2014, I have lost an additional 110 lbs. Thus far, as of 11/20/2014, I have lost 160 lbs and I’m still losing weight in a healthy manner. I went from a 6x shirt to a 2x (2x due to my height) and my pant waistband has shrunk from a size 58 to a size 38! Being able to walk into just about any store and purchase clothing off the rack still is a new and amazing experience for me. No more specialty stores or shopping online for me, I can go anywhere for clothing. Aside from super morbid obesity, I was on several blood pressure meds, diabetic meds, cholesterol meds – taking nine pills per day! Aside from multi-vitamins, I’m off of all of my medications that were a result of the obesity. I am back on track to having a life.

    The journey has been amazing, and I know it’s not complete. I am deeply appreciative of the tools given to me to help me regain my life and my health.

  3. I had the lap band to sleeve conversion done on 5/21/2015 and am almost two weeks post op. I have had no pain/issues/trouble so far and feel great. The process for me was so smooth and the staff was absolutely wonderful. They made me feel so relaxed and informed that I never felt nervous at all. I especially love the staff at JourneyLife (especially Elaine), who has the most loving and caring spirit. Dr. Curry and Rebecca have also been great at answering my questions and keeping me informed about what to expect. I pray that I have great success with this new way of life. I know I made a good decision.

  4. I had the sleeve surgery November 17, 2014 so I am approximately 7 months out. I’ve lost 150 pounds since my first appointment in September and everything is going very well. While I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Pitt and the staff, I’m really writing this for people not sure if they want to have this surgery. I’m 52 years old and I’ve lost and gained weight my whole life but this surgery was life changing in ways I did not expect. I thought when people said “this is life changing” they meant that the change in my body would be life changing but it’s the changes I’ve been forced to make in my head that are most significant. I’m not done yet, I have more weight to lose and my thinking about food, types of food, portions sizes and so on is still evolving but I’ve come a long way.

    I find myself wanting to tell people I see who are severely over weight that it doesn’t have to be this way. I want to somehow explain to them that as smart as I always thought I was, I was a food idiot and a slave to bad habits. I could always change my diet, I could always lose the weight, but changing my thinking and my habits was something I didn’t even know how to approach in any meaningful way and frankly something I really didn’t believe I needed to do. This surgery forced me to examine those things. It saved my life. No, it gave me a life that I had allowed to be taken from me by how I dealt with food.

    So thank you Dr. Pitt for doing my surgery, thank you Dr. Curry for bringing Dr. Pitt to Cincinnati, thank you Rebecca for showing me the error in my old ways and to everyone else, too many people to list, who have been a part of my success. I will keep working to make sure I use the gifts you’ve given me for the rest of my life.

  5. Dr. Pitt is truly an amazing doctor. That is the only way that I can begin my testimonial. I had the gastric sleeve surgery on June 15, 2015. Dr. Pitt was there for me every step of the way. I was very nervous about having the surgery because of a previous botched surgery that took one year and eight additional surgeries to fully heal from. Dr. Pitt reassured me and answered every question that I had. He even reassured my family members and answered their questions as well. Having the surgery was the best thing that I could have ever done for myself. I feel like a new person and I have more energy and a new outlook on life. To date I lost over 30 Pounds. I would recommend Dr. Pitt to anyone who is considering the gastric sleeve surgery. K. Johnson

  6. After five major weight losses “on my own” ( through diet, exercise, and eating disorders) in my life and gaining it back every time, I decided to head down the bariatric surgery path. I had my VSG surgery with Dr. Curry on 4/10/17. My initial consultation weight was in the mid-340 lb range (I’m 5’11 and age 35). I was 336 before starting my three-week pre-op diet and was 312 the day of my surgery (lost 23 lbs on my pre-op diet). I know my results probably aren’t typical, but I’m already down to 193 pounds for a total loss of just over 150 pounds. I’ve done a lot of exercise along the way, but my surgery has truly been an amazing tool in my weight-loss journey.

    Dr. Curry, Dr. Pitt, Dr. Udelhofen and the rest of their staff have been great along the way. All of my questions were answered in a very timely manner and I was well-educated by the surgeons and staff along the way. I know this is a life-long journey and that I’m simply not “out-of-the-woods” with my current weight loss. This will be a life-long process to keep my weight in check. My entire experience has been very positive. I followed the instructions I was given carefully and my only two “rough” days were the day of my surgery and the day after. Coming off the anesthesia was my only “rough” part and that didn’t last long at all. I’m not proud that I had to take such a drastic step to get my weight under control, but the alternative would have been much worse.

    Thanks so much to Dr. Curry, Dr. Pitt, Dr. Udelhofen and the rest of the Journeylite staff! -Ed L., Columbus, OH

    1. Thanks so much for the compliments, and congrats on your success!

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

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