• Foto Dr. Trace Curry/Medical Director

    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.

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

    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, 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.