Surgical Weight Loss

Are you considering weight loss surgery in Cincinnati, Dayton, or Columbus, Ohio? If so, education should be your first step in the process. As a leading bariatric surgery center in Ohio, we strive to educate our patients on all aspects of surgery. On this page, we will start by examining the broader definition of weight loss surgery.

Weight loss is defined as a decrease in body weight resulting from either diet and exercise or voluntary activities. However, extremely overweight people often have difficulty losing weight by engaging in voluntary activities or even with medically supervised diets, exercise and behavior modification programs.

In some instances, they may already have health problems as an effect of their weight problem, which are called co-morbidities. Weight loss surgery is often considered an option to help them lose weight, gain back their health, and eliminate their co-morbidities.  Type II diabetes is a great example, as most of the time this disease will go into remission after surgery.

Weight loss surgery is commonly known as bariatric surgery and involves surgical procedures done on the stomach and/or intestines to help a person  lose weight. This is usually considered an option for persons who have a BMI above 40. It is also an option for people with a BMI of 35 to 40 who are experiencing health problems such as Type II diabetes or heart disease.  Lower-risk procedures such as gastric banding are even sometimes offered to patients with a BMI of 30-35 on a case-by-case basis.

We offer 5 procedures as we feel a comprehensive approach is in the best interest of our patients.  Despite what you may read on some web sites, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to obesity!

If you feel like surgery is not for you but you still want to lose weight and improve your health, we offer the non-surgical gastric balloon, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, as well as comprehensive medical weight loss programs with pharmacologic support including the diet pill Adipex (phentermine).

If you would like to sign up for one of our free live Ohio weight loss surgery information sessions, click here!

Use these pages to learn more about specific types of bariatric surgery. If you are seeking one of these weight loss surgery options in the Cincinnati, Ohio, or Northern Kentucky area, please watch our online seminar to learn more or to schedule a consultation.

14 thoughts on “Surgical Weight Loss

    1. Yes Roberta, medical weight loss is a frequent treatment after a surgical procedure to augment a patients’ success.

  1. I have a question, I have had a gastric sleeve performed 2 years ago and my weight hasn’t moved in over a year. I actually gain and lose 10 pounds all the time. This has been very frustrating. MY BMI is still over 40 and I am still on Diabetes meds. My husband wanted me to reach out to you to see if there is any help I can receive.

    1. There are 2 excellent surgical options for sleeve patients who need to lose more weight, conversion to gastric bypass or to the SIPS procedure. Medical weight loss is also an option.

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

  2. Can I make a appointment on line? Every time i talk to someone from your office they cant just give me a appointment, they either have to call me back or tell me to call them back.

    1. Hi Jennifer sorry for the issues, problem is we have to make sure you are a candidate for whatever appointment you want to make as we don’t want to waste your time and money. I will have someone contact you today.

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

  3. I weigh 290 pounds and I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I also have lymphedema and nerve damage from breast cancer

    1. These issues shouldn’t stand in the way but we would need more information. Just give a call to our patient service repts at 513-259-2555 and they can help you!

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

  4. I have an IBM 37.5 , also I am a diabetic. I have been on phentermine a few times, I don’t lose much weight. I am thinking that maybe the sleeve might be the help I need. So I need to know if this is what would work best for me, and how do I get things started.

    1. The best way to get things started is to watch the online seminar “Meet Dr. Curry online”. It will take you through your options and you can request a consultation at the end. You can also call 513-259-2555 and talk to our patient service representatives.

      Dr. Curry

  5. Is the surgery done at your facility? If not are hospital cost covered for surgical procedures?

    Can assistance be given to request an exemption for insurance?

    Is someone with a BMI over 60 eligible for a non-invasive procedure?

    Do you assist with financing options?

    1. We do surgery at our facility (JourneyLite) and 2 hospitals in Cincinnati. There really is no such thing as an exemption for insurance, if you have an exclusion it is not going to be covered.

      I would recommend a non-surgical procedure for a patient with a BMI over 60, although perhaps you could start with a medical weight loss option first and then follow with a non-surgical procedure once the BMI is lower.

      We do have a partnership with Prosper Healthcare Financing, you can fill out an application through the link on the right hand side of the web site.

      Dr. Trace Curry
      Medical Director
      JourneyLite Physicians

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