WSP offering weight loss surgery seminars


FAIRBORN — Wright State Physicians will offer several education seminars about weight loss surgery at Miami Valley Hospital South, 2400 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville, in Conference Room 1315 next to the Valley Café. The seminars are free and open to the public.

Joon Shim, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a fellowship-trained, minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon with Wright State Physicians Surgery and an assistant professor of surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, will speak at the following education seminars:

– 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4;

– 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4;

– 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13;

– noon-1 p.m. Thursday, July 13;

– 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Shim will discuss modern bariatric surgery, safety and concerns of current bariatric procedures, long-term outcomes of bariatric procedures, the future of bariatric surgery and the efficacy of the surgical treatment of obesity.

She specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, reflux, hiatal hernia and endoscopy. Shim earned her medical degree and her master’s degree in public health from George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at University of Massachusetts and a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at Brown University. She served as an active duty Army surgeon for four years and completed two tours as a combat trauma surgeon for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She was awarded the Army’s Meritorious Service Medal.

To register, contact Kayla Mieczkowski at [email protected] or 937-208-5439.

Greene County News

Story courtesy of Wright State Physicians.

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