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Why Miami Valley Hospital?

The Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Weight Loss Surgery Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The MBSAQIP accredits inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers in the United States that have undergone an independent, voluntary and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. The MVH Weight Loss Surgery Center in Dayton was founded in 2006.

Our team performs all types of open and laparoscopic weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, recognized by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. These include:

Dedicated Facilities

The Center has 14 private rooms dedicated to weight loss surgery patients. The unit is completely designed around their special needs, addressing every consideration: wider doorways, larger bathrooms, private rooms and a comfortable environment with quality care.

Patients have access to special beds that are designed to be comfortable for patients up to 1,000 pounds. As weight loss surgery patients often feel too warm, each room has a ceiling fan.

These rooms are very appealing to both patients and families. Special amenities include computer and wireless Internet access, flat screen TVs and special recliners for the extra comfort of our bariatric patients.

The Area’s Best Weight Loss Surgeons

Our team of weight loss surgeons helps you start your journey.

Dr. C. Joe Northup is board certified in surgery. He is a committee member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Essentials of Bariatric Surgery National Task Force. Dr. Northup serves as the president of the Ohio Chapter ASMBS. He is fellowship trained in bariatric and laparoscopic surgery. Additionally, he is a site surveyor for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Program, making him an expert on best practices in a bariatric program. .

Dr. Joon Shim is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. She earned both her medical degree and her master’s degree in public health from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery, and teaches as an assistant professor of surgery at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. 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. Dr. Shim’s other interests include photography, poetry, and hiking.

Nationally-Recognized for Care

When patients take such an important life step, it is good to know that a weight loss surgery team is recognized for the care they provide. The MVH Weight Loss Surgery Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Miami Valley Hospital is also designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Stapling and Gastric Banding) by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Distinction Centers+ are healthcare facilities recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.

Professional Care Close to Home

Our weight loss surgeons make office visits easy for patients. They keep office hours at two locations throughout the Dayton area:

Advanced Technologies and Clinical Research

You want to have confidence in your decision to have weight loss surgery. That is why our weight loss physicians help you choose the best procedure for you. Patients have their choice of effective weight loss procedures, many of which can be performed traditionally or with advanced minimally-invasive techniques. We perform robotic procedures when appropriate.

We are constantly working to make our program better for our patients. Our surgeons are involved in ongoing research, and continually work to improve procedures and outcomes.

Content Updated: October 2, 2017

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Weight Loss Surgery Services.
Weight Loss Surgery at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
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