Work History

Work History
2006 - Present

General Surgeon

Southern Hills Hospital


1999 - 2004


St. Johns Episcopal Hospital
1995 - 1999


Western University


Graduating from the University of California, San Diego, and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Osteopathy, respectively, Dr. Ming-Wei Wu discovered an affinity for medicine early in life. Ming-Wei Wu, D.O., went on to serve his residency in general surgery with St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York, and later completed a fellowship at Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Over the years, Dr. Wu secured several certifications and licenses, including osteopathic licensure in both Nevada and California; he also completed basic and advanced life support exams as well as the three-part National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ COMLEX exam. An expert in the field of osteopathic medicine, Ming-Wei Wu, D.O., has authored numerous papers ranging in topic from appendicitis and small-bowel obstruction to laparoscopic bypasses and extraperitoneal herniorrhaphy.Today, Dr. Ming-Wei Wu helps patients from his own practice in southern Nevada. Focused on delivering the latest treatments and techniques, Ming-Wei Wu, D.O., specializes in weight loss treatments, wound care, and general surgeries. He frequently performs surgeries connected to the bowels, breasts, and gallbladder; further, he offers skin grafts, negative pressure wound therapy, and diabetic wound relief, among other procedures.In his free time, Dr. Wu enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife, Dr. Julie Wu. He speaks fluent English and Chinese in order to communicate effectively with a broad clientele.

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Since its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in 1997, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has evolved into a safer, more efficient system than ever before for treating chronic and acute wounds. Using a vacuum system to remove fluids and infection, the wound is dressed with foam until it is fully prepared for an adhesive film that seals it, allowing it to heal. NWPT is not suitable for patients with a high risk of bleeding or infection. The FDA advises that the therapy is used appropriately only in facilities with around the clock monitoring and professional care. As well, the government organization indicates the need for proper training with the system, including the recognition and management of complications or their potential.The author Dr. Ming-Wei Wu of Las Vegas, Nevada, specializes in general surgery, gastrointestinal screening, weight loss, and wound care. Dr. Wu is affiliated with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American Osteopathic Association, and Southern Hills Medical Center. To know more about him, visit his website at