Surgical Healing Arts Center Weight Loss Clinic In SWFL Grows In Staff And Stature

Increased demand for experts in weight loss surgery leads Drs. Sheih and Raheb to guest speak at educational seminars while adding to their own growing team.

Online PR News – 12-August-2014 – Fort Myers, FL – The Surgical Healing Arts Center in Fort Myers, Florida is growing in more ways than one. The weight loss surgery clinic finds itself with an increased demand for services while also responding to requests for Dr. Sheih and Dr. Raheb to speak at educational seminars in SWFL. The growing demand for the services and information highlight the clinic's and the surgeons' reputations as experts in the field of bariatric and gastric bypass surgery in Southwest Florida.

To meet the growing need for clinic services, the Surgical Healing Arts Center recently added two new medical assistants their team. Melissa Leyva and Danielle Pieretti joined the Fort Myers-based weight-loss and bariatric surgery center in July. They will be providing general support to physicians for patient care and examinations, including exam preparation and lab work, as well as supporting front-desk operations. Both have backgrounds in patient services in a clinic setting and education in the field of Medical Assisting.

"Melissa and Danielle are going to be a great fit to our team and will be instrumental in helping our clients achieve their weight-loss goals for a healthier life. Their training and experience in patient care and assistance will serve us well as we continue to grow," said Dr. Moses K. Shieh, founder and one of two bariatric physicians at Surgical Healing Arts Center (

Update on Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Sheih, along with his partner Dr. John Raheb, are increasingly called upon to share their expertise in weight loss surgery. The most recent example of this was when they were featured guest speakers at a Lee Memorial Health System program held at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers. Dr. Sheih spoke to 45 other health professionals about laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, discussing the types of treatments that are available for the disorder. Dr. Raheb's presentation was entitled "Update on Bariatric Surgery" where he shared information about patient selection, the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery and what surgical options exist for patients who have been diagnosed with morbid obesity.

"It's important for others in the healthcare industry to understand what's new in the field of bariatric surgery and how those changes might affect their own patients. We're always happy to share our knowledge with other healthcare providers as it helps us all guide our patients to a healthier life," said Dr. Sheih.

Dr. Shieh is experienced in several major weight-loss surgical procedures, including LAP-BAND® gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revisional bariatric surgery, Stomaphyx procedure, anti-reflux surgery, body contouring, and gastric band fills and adjustments.

Dr. Raheb’s specialties include general surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, REALIZE® Gastric Band, and gastric band fills and adjustments.

To learn more about Dr. Sheih, Dr. Raheb or the Surgical Healing Arts Center visit the clinic's website at

About Surgical Healing Arts Center: Surgical Healing Arts Center specializes in medical and surgical weight loss, body-contouring surgery after weight loss, advanced laparoscopic and anti-reflux surgery, and general surgery. The center has two physicians, founder Moses K. Shieh, D.O., P.A., and John G. Raheb, D.O., FACS, both of whom have surgical privileges at Lee Memorial Health System in Lee County and Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Collier County. Drs. Shieh and Raheb use the latest and most effective bariatric surgery techniques, including sleeve gastrectomy, LAP-BAND® surgery and gastric bypass surgery to help patients on their journey to a happier, healthier life. Surgical Healing Arts is located at 6150 Diamond Center Court, Suite1300, Fort Myers 33912. For more information, call (239) 344-9786. Online at:

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