Wright State Physicians offers weight loss surgery education seminar in March

Joon Shim, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a fellowship-trained, minimally invasive bariatric surgeon with Wright State Physicians, will speak at a weight loss surgery education seminar on Tuesday, March 10, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Sugar Camp, first floor conference room (105 Sugar Camp Circle, Dayton, OH 45409). The seminar is 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 Amy Schrand at amy.schrand@wspi.org or 937.208.2552 or visit http://wrightstatephysicians.org/bariatric-surgery/.