When Traditional Weight Loss Methods Fail, What Options Are Left?
Anyone who has struggled with weight gain or attempted weight loss knows that when it comes to dropping pounds and getting into shape, it’s easier said than done. And anyone that’s ever been overweight has heard the typical — and very obvious — suggestions: Control your portions! Exercise more often! Eat healthier!
While traditional methods of weight loss may work for some, often the issue goes beyond these cliché fixes — leaving those for whom these methods fail feeling hopeless and helpless.
So, where do we turn for help in weight loss when traditional methods aren’t enough? That’s the exact space that JourneyLite is hoping to fill. For those serious about weight loss, JourneyLite offers a wealth of alternative weight loss tools to help you take — and keep — the weight off.
Whether you’re looking for nonsurgical or surgical solutions, JourneyLite is here to prove that weight loss methods don’t end with the traditional. They offer a variety of treatment options, so each patient can find the best option for their individual situation.
Orbera Weight Loss Balloon: JourneyLite’s Dr. Trace Curry was the first to perform the Orbera placement procedure in Ohio, and has since continued to place this gastric balloon device in patients looking for a non-surgical weight loss option. The Orbera gastric balloon is incision-less, and works by taking up space within the stomach to reduce hunger and create a feeling of fullness more quickly. The Orbera device is removed after 6 months, after which the patient receives direct support for an additional 6 months to ensure that the Orbera has helped foster healthier eating habits and continued weight loss.
Gastric sleeve: Gastric sleeve, VSG, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy offers patients a powerful option to reduce their hunger and portion sizes with much less risk than a traditional gastric bypass. Performed in under an hour as an outpatient procedure, patients will quickly see dramatic results and often come off of their diabetes and blood pressure medications.
Lap Band: Adjustable gastric band procedures are minimally-invasive and considered some of the safest surgical options for weight loss. The Lap Band promotes weight loss by creating a smaller stomach; the band is inserted laparoscopically and cinches around the stomach to create a smaller pouch for storing food. The bands can also be adjusted over time — making the Lap Band the only adjustable weight loss surgical solution.
Experienced staff: Many members of the JourneyLite staff are successful patients who not only understand the journey you’ve taken to get to their facility, but the type of care you’ll need while working with them. This provides a unique family style setting and empathetic experience that sets JourneyLite apart from other facilities.
Well-rounded aftercare: While many other facilities provide medical follow-ups, JourneyLite goes beyond by providing aftercare visits with your doctor. JourneyLite ensures that their patients receive 360-degree care before, during and after your treatment.
Overall health improvement tools: JourneyLite and Dr. Curry’s team emphasize the ways in which obesity functions as a disease. JourneyLite patients receive education on the comorbidities associated with obesity, advocacy organizations and events and interactive online tools that can be used to monitor and gauge health beyond treatment at their facility.
Support groups: The care and support from the JourneyLite team doesn’t end with treatment — the staff, doctors and surgeons strive to ensure that you are developing lifelong healthy eating and weight loss habits. The facility offers extensive resources, including online patient tools, pre-treatment nutrition classes and monthly meetings. Out-of-town patients can take advantage of virtual visits and online support groups as well.
After having a procedure at JourneyLite, you will be cared for by the experienced team of JourneyLite’s medical director, Dr. Trace Curry. In addition to these powerful weight loss procedures, his team offers non-surgical weight loss methods that can be used as either a primary tool for weight loss, or to augment your success after surgery:
Appetite suppressants: Appetite suppressants including Adipex, Contrave, Belviq, Qsymia, can be used for both surgical and medical weight loss patients. By reducing appetite and stimulating metabolism, these suppressants can support healthy diet, regular exercise and even post-op surgery patients looking to minimize food consumption.
HCG Diet: HCG comes in two main forms: injectable and nasal spray. This prescription-grade treatment helps to control hunger and prevent muscle loss while dieting — Dr. Curry’s team helps show you how to get the most out of HCG by using it combination with lifestyle and diet changes.
If you’ve ever thought you’ve hit a dead end in your weight loss journey, then it’s time to try something new: JourneyLite. There’s no place more dedicated to finding the weight loss solution that works best for you — and to helping you through the entire process.
JourneyLite is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Dr. Trace Curry has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Northern Kentucky. Contact them for more information on how to become their next success story.