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Genetics

Genetics

Genetics
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There is a genetic component when it comes to obesity. We don't have a clearcut gene that we've identified, but it's obvious that obesity runs in families where there are certain families (or even countries) where large populations of people and families are all morbidly obese.

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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