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Bariatric Surgery

Welcome to the Bariatric Surgery practice of Wright State Physicians. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality care when it comes to comprehensive weight loss and wellness.

While surgery can help with comprehensive weight loss, we take a holistic approach to weight loss. Our program includes dietary, psychological and exercise strategies to help you lose and maintain weight so that you can live a healthier life. We focus on the best option for each individual patient. We offer several minimally-invasive procedures.

  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)
  • Intragastric balloon
  • OverStitchTM  endoscopic suturing

Our Provider:

Joon Shim, M.D., M.P.H., FACS is a fellowship-trained, minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Shim specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, reflux, hiatal hernia and endoscopy. She also teaches as an assistant professor of surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

She earned both her medical degree and her master’s degree in public health from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her residency in general surgery at the 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.

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Wright State Physicians Surgery
Miami Valley Hospital
30 E. Apple St., Suite 5253
Dayton, OH 45409
Office: (937) 208-2552
Fax: (937) 208-6154