Are you located in Cincinnati or in search of an Ohio Lap Band or Realize Band surgery specialist? If so, you have come to the right place! Dr. Trace Curry has performed more Lap Band procedures than any other bariatric surgeon in Ohio. In fact, Dr. Curry is both a Lap Band and Realize Band faculty member, meaning the companies that manufacture the Lap Band and Realize Band each selected Dr. Curry to teach other surgeons how to perform these surgeries. What does all this mean? It means you have found the leading facility for LAP BAND surgery in Cincinnati Ohio and surrounding areas! We have performed over 4000 bands with no mortalities or 30 day reoperations.
Approved by the FDA in June 2001, the Lap Band® System is one of the safest, least invasive, adjustable surgical treatments for morbid obesity in the United States. It induces weight loss by reducing the capacity of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. Since its clinical introduction in 1993, almost 150,000 Lap Band procedures have been performed around the world and over 30,000 in the U.S. alone. Dr. Curry was one of the first surgeons in Ohio (and surrounding areas) to perform the Lap Band procedure, and his team cares for patients from all over the country!
Minimally Invasive Approach
Advanced Technique - Single Incision Gastric Banding
Safest and Least Traumatic Procedure
To modify the size of the band, its inner surface can be inflated or deflated with a saline solution. The band is connected by tubing to an access port, which is placed well below the skin during surgery. After the operation, the surgeon can control the amount of saline in the band by entering the port with a fine needle through the skin. Adjustments are typically simple office procedure, and a numbing spray is used to minimize patient discomfort. Dr. Curry is the most experienced Lap Band fill doctor in Ohio, having done more than 15,000 band adjustments.
Our practice was one of the earliest adopters of the new Lap Band AP ("Advanced Performance") System, which is a 3rd generation gastric band. This new and improved band has numerous advantages over other bands, including a much softer, larger volume cuff and greater surface area contact of the cuff with the stomach. We believe this will lead to faster weight loss and even fewer complications. We use the AP system exclusively for those who chose the Lap Band System. We were the first in Ohio to place the Lap Band AP.
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