Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Trace Curry, MD Completes the First Single-incision Gastric Band Surgery in Cincinnati

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Dr. Trace Curry has completed the first single-incision gastric band weight-loss surgery in Cincinnati.

The goal of the new technique is to make laparoscopic surgery better by decreasing the number of incisions

Dr. Trace Curry has completed the first single-incision gastric band weight-loss surgery in Cincinnati.

Rather than the traditional five incisions used for laparoscopic gastric banding, surgeons used a single incision, reducing scarring, accelerating healing, and causing less pain.

"The goal of the new technique is to make laparoscopic surgery better by decreasing the number of incisions," said Dr. Curry. "Fewer scars are better cosmetically and potentially better for pain control. The pain may be less because you alleviate additional cuts, and therefore the recovery may be faster."

Dr. Curry completed the procedure on January 28 at JourneyLite of Cincinnati, a weight loss surgery center specializing in gastric banding procedure for weight loss. Dr. Curry was also the first surgeon in Ohio to perform gastric banding using the REALIZE band from Johnson&Johnson, as well as long-term proctor for Allergan's LAP-BAND System showing him to be a true innovator in the field of gastric banding.

About Dr. Trace CurrySM
Dr. Trace Curry is a Cincinnati native and board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Dr. Curry has performed nearly 3,000 advanced laparoscopic surgical weight loss procedures including LAP-BAND®, RealizeTM Band, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass, since opening his practice in Cincinnati. He leads a comprehensive team including two nurse practitioners, two banded registered dietitians, and two exercise physiologists. His patients also have access to a unique exercise unit called The Metabolic Fast Track Weight Loss Center, which is dedicated to surgical weight loss patients.

Dr. Curry's practice is certified as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation. For more information about Dr. Curry, visit http://www.TheBanddoctor.com, or http://www.FastTrack.md

Dr. Curry is also medical director of JourneyLite of Cincinnati, which is a state of the art outpatient surgery center dedicated solely to gastric banding.

About JourneyLiteSM
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, under the parent company of Bariatric Partners, Inc., JourneyLite is a leading provider in the United States of surgical treatment for obesity through laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). The goal of JourneyLite is to provide the highest quality patient surgical experience along with the most comprehensive patient aftercare programs available in the marketplace today. JourneyLite patients may receive LAGB support services at any facility across the country, regardless of the site of surgery. Information about JourneyLite may be found online at http://www.journeylite.com.

About Bariatric Partners, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bariatric Partners, Inc. is a national for-profit healthcare company that specializes in partnering with leading bariatric surgeons across the country to provide minimally invasive surgical treatment for the disease of obesity. Bariatric Partners, Inc., along with its physician partners, owns and operates specialty ambulatory surgical centers - branded under the name JourneyLite - in key markets across the United States. All JourneyLite facilities focus primarily on the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgical procedure for the treatment of obesity. Further information about Bariatric Partners, Inc. may be found online at http://www.bariatricpartners.com.

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