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A Healthy Choice

A Healthy Choice

A Healthy Choice
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Weight loss surgery is probably the healthiest thing that a morbidly obese individual can do for themselves. Most patients that are morbidly obese have some sort of comorbidity or medical problem - whether it's diabetes or high cholesterol or hypertension. In general, when an individual has weight loss surgery, most of these medical problems get better or they completely disappear and in the process the patient becomes healthier.

Doctor Profile

Kai Nishi, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery

  • Board Certified bariatric surgeon at Khalili Center for Bariatric Care
  • Formerly the Assistant Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery
  • One of the principal investigators of the FDA trials on a new procedure called TOGA (incision-less weight loss surgery), and is one of only a handful of surgeons in the U.S. who have performed this procedure

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