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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery vs. Weight Loss Drugs

Buzz about injectable diabetes drugs for weight loss raises the question of which is better, bariatric weight loss surgery or these drugs.  For patients who are overweight or obese, losing weight is important to improving health, quality of life and reducing mortality. Everyone’s weight loss journey is a personal decision, with many available tools.  As specialists treating obesity, patients often …

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The Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease 

Recent studies are continuing to show links between obesity and heart disease. Obesity’s classification as a disease with significant health impacts was first recognized in 1948 by the World Health Organization.   Since then, obesity has also been identified as one of the leading causes of poor cardiovascular health. Additional studies show that obesity can lead to heart failure, high blood …

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Dr. Daanish Kazi rejoins the team at Surgical Healing Arts

Kazi returns to the practice following a fellowship in bariatric surgery  Experienced bariatric and general surgeon Dr. Daanish Kazi has returned to Surgical Healing Arts Center and joined the surgical team, which specializes in surgical and medical weight loss, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, general surgery and body contouring surgery after weight loss.  “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kazi …

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Type 2 diabetes and weight loss surgery

A recent study found that type 2 diabetes and weight loss surgery can result in diabetes remission under certain conditions. This occurs with or without significant weight loss. The diabetes remission after surgery lasted an average of seven years.   Type 2 diabetes impacts over 11% of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and numbers continue to climb. …

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Eat, Drink and be Merry: Tips for Eating Healthy Over the Holidays

Holiday traditions with family and friends generate fond memories we cherish for a lifetime. Those traditions, however, often revolve around rich food, jam-packed schedules that deviate from our routines and groups of people who may not embrace healthy habits.   Americans tend to gain one or two pounds during the holidays each year because of the culinary indulgences we enjoy… green …

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Reducing Knee Pain from Obesity

While we cannot stop aging, there is one step that can help avoid knee pain: managing your weight.   Many people expect to feel aches and pains as they age, including osteoarthritis, a degenerative and progressive wear and tear of joints, particularly in the hips and knees. But additional weight can adversely impact bones and joints as well as aging.  The …

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Healthy Recipes for Post-Weight-Loss Surgery

TREO Foundation has created “Deliciously Healthy” (available online) with healthy recipes from around the country. The recipes have been provided by healthcare providers, weight loss surgery patients and friends and family.  Treatment, Research, and Education to End Obesity Foundation (TREO) was formerly the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) Foundation. Its purpose is to combat obesity by increasing …

Surgical Healing Arts founder Dr. Moses Shieh receives cosmetic surgery certification 

Dr. Shieh passes American Board of Cosmetic Surgery written and oral tests  FORT MYERS, Fla. (DATE, 2023) – Founder of Surgical Healing Arts Center Dr. Moses Shieh has received American Board of Cosmetic Surgery certification.  The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is a U.S. medical board that certifies surgeons in the specialty of cosmetic surgery. Membership is restricted to surgeons …

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Bariatric Surgery helped ‘cannot’ become ‘can do’ 

Life-saving bariatric surgery changed James Kintzer’s life, resolving hypertension and diabetes.  James was not always unable to do things. When his future wife Ioana met him, he fit her preference for stronger, bigger men.  “He could lift me on his shoulders like a sack,” she says. “I love him very much. I could see he was perfect.”  What she did …

Construction begins on state-of-the-art surgical facility

Construction begins on state-of-the-art surgical facility  

 Surgical Healing Arts Center, Metro Alliance Surgery Center and Stevens Construction celebrated the beginning of construction of a new two-story, 20,764-square-foot medical office building and ambulatory surgery center in Fort Myers with a groundbreaking Feb. 23 at 6201 Alliance Lane, Fort Myers. The project is slated for completion in early 2024.  The first floor will house Surgical Healing Arts Center, …