Wright State Physicians offers two weight loss surgery education seminars in December

DAYTON, OHIO—Joon Shim, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a fellowship-trained, minimally invasive bariatric surgeon with Wright State Physicians, will speak at two weight loss surgery education seminars. The first one is Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Miami Valley Hospital South, Cancer Center, conference room B (2400 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville, OH 45459). The second seminar is Monday, Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, conference room 1 (3130 N. County Rd. 25-A, Troy, OH 45373). The seminars are free and open to the public. Attendance is not required before seeing Dr. Shim for a consultation.

Shim, an assistant professor of surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the only female bariatric surgeon in Dayton, will discuss modern bariatric surgical options, safety and concerns, and long-term outcomes. The seminars also will cover the future of bariatric surgery and the value of surgical treatment for obesity. Patients who have had prior bariatric surgery are welcome to attend.

Shim is using innovative techniques in robotic bariatric surgery to reduce trauma, quicken recovery time and improve patient outcomes. She also specializes in general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, reflux, hiatal hernia and endoscopy. 

She 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 the University of Massachusetts and a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at Brown University. Shim 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 or for more information, contact David Hockman at david.hockman@wspi.org or visit http://wrightstatephysicians.org/bariatric-surgery/.