Medically-diagnosed as obese, weight loss clinic surgeon Dr. Sheih was able to successfully perform bariatric surgery on the teenagers.
Online PR News – 20-October-2014 – Fort Myers, FL – Two Fort Myers teenage sisters, medically diagnosed as severely overweight, have successfully undergone adolescent bariatric surgery at Surgical Healing Arts Center in Ft. Myers. Dr. Moses K. Shieh, D.O., founder and one of two bariatric surgeons at the weight-loss clinic and bariatric surgery center, performed laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on Fernanda, 14, and Ana, 15, both of whom lost 20 pounds after seven days.
In this procedure, the left side of a patient's stomach is removed. The weight loss surgery reduces the overall size of the stomach and helps limit eating and control hunger. Dr. Shieh points out that the decision to perform surgery was based on a number of unique factors and criteria.
"This type of surgery gives patients a tool to lose weight when other activities are unsuccessful. It’s a life-saving procedure, especially for adolescents who have a lot going on as they enter young adulthood," said Dr. Moses Shieh, founder of the Surgical Healing Arts Center (www.surgicalhealingarts.com).
Both girls said it was a family decision to go through with the surgery.
"I want to have a healthier life now and in the future, so I needed to do something that will help me live longer," said Ana.
"I wanted to feel better, get healthier and participate in sports more often, which was complicated due to my condition," Fernanda said.
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, Suite 1300, Fort Myers 33912. For more information, call (239) 344-9786. Online at: http://www.SurgicalHealingArts.com