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A Team That Helps You Succeed

At JourneyLite we specialize in cutting-edge weight loss procedures and medical weight loss programs with experienced, board-certified physicians & surgeons.  Our licensed, registered dietitians can customize a program for any patient.


Maximize Your Success!

Our board-certified, experienced weight loss surgeons offer advanced, minimally-invasive surgical weight loss procedures such as the gastric sleeve, SIPS, SADI, gastric bypass, and Lap Band.  Our MBSAQIP-accrediet surgery center, JourneyLite, has over a decade of experience in outpatient surgical weight loss procedures.

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Medical Options

Our physicians treat patients with prescription appetite suppressants such as Saxenda,  Qsymia, Contrave, Belviq, and Adipex.

Our Physicians

Trace Curry MD
Dr. Curry
Tracy Pitt DO
Dr. Pitt
Steve Udelhofen DO
Dr. Udelhofen
Tyler Cohn MD
Dr. Cohn

Dr. Trace Curry is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery, non-surgical weight loss procedures, and medical weight loss.  He is a Cincinnati native and trained at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He is the founder of JourneyLite Physicians and JourneyLite Surgery center, and has performed thousands of advanced laparoscopic weight loss surgeries over his 20 year career.

Dr. Curry was the first surgeon in Ohio to perform both Orbera and ReShape gastric balloons, Realize Band and AP Lap Band, and he continues to be a national leader in new, non-surgical treatments of obesity.

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 2,000 laparoscopic bariatric cases, most commonly including  laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy,  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, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), 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 is a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon and board-certified 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 and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG).

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.

Dr. Tyler Cohn is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship-trained in bariatric and advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery.  Dr. Cohn completed his surgical residency in Chicago at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was awarded the position of Administrative Chief Resident. He went on to complete a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Stony Brook University in New York.  He has received extensive training in anti-reflux procedures, bariatric surgery, and bariatric endoscopy (including intra-gastric balloons and other endoscopic treatments for obesity and weight regain after bariatric surgery).

Dr. Cohn most commonly performs surgeries for obesity including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and revisional bariatric surgeries, such as for weight regain after previous bariatric procedures.  He also specializes in hernia surgery and the treatment of acid-reflux/gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), performing fundoplications, the LINX procedure, Stretta, and trans-oral incisionless fundoplication (TIF).

Dr. Cohn is an active member in the Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society.  In recognition of his commitment to excellence in patient care and the advancement of the field of minimally invasive surgery, he was awarded the prestigious SAGES IRCAD Fellowship to train at the internationally renowned IRCAD institute in France.  Dr. Cohn has been published multiple times in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters, and presented at national meetings in the fields of obesity and foregut surgery.

Are you ready to find out how we can help you succeed?

Don't put it off any longer, obesity impacts every aspect of your health and lifestyle.  Our experienced team of weight loss professionals can help!


Our doctors have achieved many "firsts" in the region including first Orbera & ReShape gastric balloons, first endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, first outpatient sleeve gastrectomy, and first endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.


Our surgeons are some of the most experienced in Ohio, having collectively done more than 5,000 procedures!


JourneyLite Surgery Center was the first outpatient Bariatric Surgery Center Of Excellence in the mid-west, and is an American College of Surgeons/American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery MBSAQIP-accredited facility.

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