JourneyLite and Medtronic’s New Signia Smart Stapler

JourneyLite has adopted the use of Medtronic’s new Signia smart stapling system for our linear staple lines.  This high-tech new stapler uses Adaptive Firing™ technology, which gives the surgeon real-time feedback, measuring tissue thickness and adjusting firing speed based on the tissue’s thickness and variability.  This technology results in outstanding performance in variable tissue, leading to the formation of more perfect staple lines.

Watch Dr. Trace Curry, medical director at JourneyLite, perform a gastric sleeve using this new, state-of-the-art, stapling device!

Gastric Sleeve, Dr. Trace Curry-Cincinnati Ohio

$1000 off self-pay gastric sleeve!

Save $1000 on self-pay gastric sleeve procedures!

*Limited time offer, price subject to change without notice.

JourneyLite Surgery Center is a leading facility for surgical weight loss in the midwest.  Our surgeons have done thousands of gastric sleeve procedures and are proud of our ability to combine excellent care with affordable pricing for self-pay patients.  We are happy to announce that, for a limited time, we will be offering $1000 off of our already-low procedure price of $14,900.  That’s right, for just $13,900 your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, and facility fee is covered, along with one year of post-op office care.  This price can’t be beat and will be for a limited time, so call us now or request a consultation!

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Northern KY: (859) 331-1035

Gastric Sleeve (VSG)

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Sleeve/Sleeve Gastrectomy/(VSG)

There are a couple of different names to describe this operation–vertical gastrectomy, sleeve gastrectomy, or vertical sleeve gastrecomy (VSG)–these are all describing the same type of surgery, which is a newer procedure being performed for weight loss. It is done with the laparoscopic technique, similar to the Lap Band and Lap Gastric bypass. It involves removing the portion of the stomach that functions mainly as a storage receptacle for food to make it much smaller, so it doesn’t take much food to make you feel full. This is similar in concept to the Lap Band System. Most studies show that the weight loss with a sleeve is slightly less than with a gastric bypass but slightly more than with a Lap Band. Also many studies show up to an 80% remission rate for Type II diabetes!


There are some advantages and disadvantages to this procedure:

Advantages of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG):

  • Since there is no mechanical device, there are fewer food intolerances with vertical sleeve than with LAP BAND or REALIZE BAND.
  • Weight loss is much faster with sleeve than with LAP BAND or REALIZE BAND.
  • Removal of the portion of stomach that secretes the hormone ghrelin can result in better hunger control than with LAP BAND.
  • There is no implantable device, so things like slips and erosions aren’t a concern down the road with the vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
  • The risk is lower risk than with gastric bypass, yet the weight loss is similar.
  • Since there is no device to adjust, the follow-up regimen not as intense as for LAP-BAND or REALIZE BAND.
  • If weight regain occurs it can easily be converted to bypass or SIPS which will likely lead to additional weight loss.

Disadvantages of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG):

  • Since this is a newer procedure it is less time-tested.
  • Unlike Lap Band, it is non-adjustable.
  • Unlike Lap Band, it is non-reversible.
  • The short-term risk is slightly higher than with Lap Band, however the long-term risk is lower as there is no foreign body.

Operation Details:

  • The surgery usually takes us less than an hour to perform and it is done with five tiny incisions that add up altogether to about 2.5 total inches.
  • Many patients are able to go home the day of surgery!
  • Diet is advanced slowly, starting with clear liquids and ending at soft solid foods by week four.
  • Most patients will lose about 60-70% of their excess body weight in a year.
  • At $14,900 including 1 full year of post op office care, we have one of the most competitive prices for self pay sleeve patients in the region.
  • We have performed more laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies (over 2500) than any other practice in Cincinnati!

The sleeve gastrectomy is also a good revision procedure for band patients who have had either failed weight loss or had to have their band removed. We have performed this procedure for patients from all over the country and have had excellent results.

If you are a self-pay patient and want info on pricing and financing for sleeve gastrectomy, click here!

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New satellite office weight weight loss in Greater Cincinnati!

CAST building

New location in Erlanger, Kentucky!

Announcing a new satellite clinic in Erlanger, Kentucky!

Beginning in October, we will be at the CAST building (652 Rodeo Drive, Erlanger, KY) every Tuesday!  This will be a full-service clinic where we have fluoroscopy for gastric band patients, as well as Adipex/Phentermine and HCG diet consultations.  For those of you familiar with the location, it is right off of I-75 by the old Showcase Cinema.

Dr. Curry will be there, along with Kristen, Erin, Pam, and Jill!

Call 513-559-1222 or 859-331-1035 to schedule.