Our Team and Facility
Our JourneyLite facility is specially equipped to handle the unique needs of larger patients. From roomy, comfortable gowns to state-of-the-art laparoscopic surgical suites, every aspect of a JourneyLite facility is designed with your needs in mind. In addition, JourneyLite is an accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center by MBSAQIP, licensed in the State of Ohio, and all of our medical staff are licensed healthcare professionals.
Dr. Trace Curry is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and medical weight loss, and is a Lap Band patient himself. He is a Cincinnati native and trained at Good Samaritan Hospital. He is the director of bariatric surgery at Jewish Hospital, JourneyLite, and Metabolic Weight Loss Centers. He has performed over 4000 laparoscopic gastric bands, 1000 laparoscopic bypasses, and 1800 sleeve gastrectomies, making him one of the most experienced surgeons in the country. Dr. Curry was the first surgeon in Ohio to perform both Orbera and ReShape gastric balloons, and he continues to be a national leader in this new, non-surgical treatment of obesity. Dr. Curry's practice at JourneyLite is an accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center by MBSAQIP and Jewish Hospital is accredited as a Comprehensive MBSAQIP Center.
Dr. Tracy Pitt is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery and specializes in weight loss surgery. Dr. Pitt is a native of Northeast Ohio and completed his General surgery residency at South Pointe Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He subsequently completed fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Pitt’s primary focus is the comprehensive management and care of patients who suffer from obesity and its consequences. He has performed over 1000 laparoscopic bariatric cases. The most common operations performed by Dr. Pitt include: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic adjustable Gastric Banding, and Laparoscopic revision surgery (converting one operation to another for weight gain or complications). Dr. Pitt also focuses on advanced endoscopy, including the Overstitch procedure for patients with weight gain after gastric bypass, and gastric balloon therapy. Dr. Pitt is an active member of several organizations including: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Action Coalition, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Pitt is committed to patient care as evidenced by being awarded the PRC National Excellence in Healthcare, Top Scoring Physician, 2012.
Dr. Steven Udelhofen/Minimally Invasive Surgeon
Dr. Steven Udelhofen is a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon and board-eligible general surgeon. He completed his general surgery training in Detroit, Michigan at Sinai-Grace Hospital, nationally recognized for its busy inner city trauma service. He then completed his fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery and Bariatric Surgery through the University of Texas, in affiliation with the prestigious BMI of Texas. Dr. Udelhofen’s focus includes advanced foregut and weight loss surgery including: robotic revisional surgery of previous weight loss surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, loop duodenal switch, and endoscopic revisional bariatric procedures such as Overstitch. In addition to weight loss surgery he does robotic Heller myotomy to treat achalasia, giant paraesophageal hernia repair, as well as Nissen fundoplication and Stretta therapy for the treatment of GERD. Dr. Udelhofen is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic surgeons. He has had several local and national speaking engagements and presentations including poster presentation at the ASMBS National Obesity Week 2016. Dr. Udelhofen prides himself on good communication and timeliness. He is committed to your success and wants to provide you with convenient state-of-the-art care.