Shieh is a board-certified general surgeon with the Surgical Healing Arts Center in Fort Myers, FL, and is board-eligible in cosmetic surgery. He is fellowship-trained in both laparoscopic bariatric surgery and cosmetic surgery and offers post-massive weight loss body contouring. Clinical trials published in The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese and morbidly obese patients and suggest surgery should be considered sooner and more often for patients with both diabetes and obesity. Shieh has performed surgery, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and bilipancreatic diversion, on multiple patients, which resulted in getting them off their diabetes medications. Shieh notes that according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, these ground-breaking studies will have a major impact on the future of diabetes treatments.
July 11, 2012 — Anna Hudson