By HCO Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla.—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. The project is slated for completion in early 2024.
The first floor will house Surgical Healing Arts Center, which specializes in medical and surgical weight loss, advanced robotic and laparoscopic surgery, revisional bariatric surgery, adolescent bariatric surgery, complex hernia repair, body-contouring surgery after weight loss, anti-reflux surgery, weight management services and a wide variety of general surgery. The center will include Surgical Healing Arts Center’s first wound-care center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, which promotes faster healing and offers additional recovery benefits to patients. The space will include patient exam rooms, offices, conference rooms and scheduling.
“This is an exciting endeavor for our team as we work to expand our service offerings and provide added conveniences and cost savings to our patients,” said Moses K. Shieh, D.O., FACOS, founder of Surgical Healing Arts Center. “The ability to access all of our services under one roof, in addition to new wound-healing technologies, will play an impactful role for our patients on their journeys to happier, healthier lives.”
The second floor will house Metro Alliance Surgery Center, a soon-to-be AAAHC-accredited and AHCA-licensed surgery center for general and bariatric surgical solutions that promotes greater efficiency, cost-savings and an environment of recovery for patients who seek elective surgical procedures outside of the traditional hospital setting. The surgery center will house three operating rooms, a special procedure room, endoscopic procedures, sterilization, pre- and post-operation recovery, two overnight beds for 23-hour observation, nurse stations, locker rooms, lounge and storage.
The Stevens Construction team includes Project Executive Dan Adams, Project Manager Jay Wolfe, Superintendent Drew Norris and Project Administrator Angie Sugg. The design team includes Gordon & Associates Architect, LLC and Quattrone & Associates, Inc.