• Foto Dr. Trace Curry/Medical Director

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    Dr. Trace Curry is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and medical weight loss, practicing in the Cincinnati area for the last 20 years. He is a Cincinnati native and trained at Good Samaritan Hospital.  During the course of his career,  Dr. Curry has been the director of bariatric surgery at Jewish Hospital, Christ Hospital, and JourneyLite of Cincinnati where he currently serves. He has performed over 2000 laparoscopic gastric bands, 1000 laparoscopic bypasses, and 2000 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, and Obalon 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.

  • Foto Dr. Jonathan Borden/Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon

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    Jonathan Borden M.D.  is a board-certified and highly trained physician with more than 25 years of medical experience focusing on spine, brain and tumor neurosurgery. Driven by the latest neuroscientific research and technologies , he is committed to helping his patients recover and thrive. The treatments are cutting edge and the care is unmatched, as it is also informed by important clinical studies.

    Dr. Borden graduated from Amherst College with honors in Neuroscience and then Yale University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors in 1988. He completed his internship and residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his extensive hands on patient experience, he has developed and studied new minimally invasive and motion-preserving surgeries, preparing him to provide minimally invasive treatments for brain and spinal conditions. In addition, he has developed new surgical treatments for the brain and spinal cord.

    Dr. Borden’s practice focuses on minimally invasive and motion-preserving spinal surgeries and well as the use of advanced surgical robotics and AI (artificial intelligence) 3D planning of complex spine surgeries. This means he has experience in microsurgery, stereotactic including Gamma Knife radiosurgery for pituitary tumors and meningiomas, as well vascular malformations of the brain and spine. Dr. Borden was an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts and Director of the Boston Gamma Knife Center. He was an advisor to the Science Directorate of NASA and the W3C. And he has been part of  research studies directed at repairing degenerated intervertebral discs using the latest science, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, artificial joints for the spine as well as computer guided imaging and robotics.

    Trying to avoid surgery whenever possible, Dr. Borden says, “I encourage patients to strengthen their core through exercise or taking part in physical therapy to help stabilize the spine and hopefully prevent either the progression of arthritis or future disk problems.”

  • Foto Dr. James Augusta/Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgeon

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    Dr. Augusta grew up in Utah and moved to the midwest to attend the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He then pursued a general surgery residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton and was Chief Surgical Resident there.  During his residency, Dr. Augusta did a 6 week mini-fellowship with Dr. Curry and decided at that point he wanted to primarily focus on weight loss surgery.  “The quality of care, efficiency, and high degree of patient satisfaction at JourneyLite left a long-term impression on me that definitely influenced my career path” reports Dr. Augusta.

    After completing his term as Chief Surgical Resident, Dr. Augusta joined Kettering Bariatrics, where he served as an attending surgeon for 3 years.

    Dr. Augusta focuses his practice on gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, SIPS/SADI, revisional weight loss surgery, and general surgery.  He is a member of The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Association.