Moses K. Shieh, DO, FACOSDr. Moses Shieh is experienced in several major weight loss surgical procedures, such as gastric bypass, gastric banding with LAP-BAND® or REALIZE® Band and sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), enabling patients to choose the best bariatric surgical option for their needs. He is also trained in cosmetic surgery and offers post-massive weight loss body contouring.
How Do I Know if I am Obese?
The most common measurement for obesity is the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by dividing the body weight in kilograms by the square number of the height in meters. Once you know your BMI, you can be placed into one of four categories established by the National Institutes of Health:
- BMI 25 to 29.9 = Overweight
- BMI 30 to 34.9 = Obese
- BMI 35 to 39.9 = Severely Obese
- BMI 40 or greater = Morbidly Obese
The BMI cannot distinguish between body fat and muscle. This means that a very muscular person could be classified as obese according to the BMI formula. You should not depend on your BMI score as a diagnosis. Your physician should make that diagnosis. However, the BMI does tend to provide a solid estimate of a person's degree of obesity and can be considered a useful guideline.
Our team of skilled professionals will assist you in identifying the best course to meet your weight loss goals. We offer patients a comprehensive approach to weight loss. Our multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals will help you make the best choice between three options for bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. We also provide extensive pre- and post-operative education, including nutritional and psychological support from members of our experienced team. Once the surgery is complete, you will have access to our full follow-up support services to help you achieve lasting success through a physical fitness regimen and healthy diet.
Surgical Healing Arts Center is recognized by The American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a Florida regional referral center for bariatric surgery follow-up care and revisional surgery.