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Patient Optimization

Patient Optimization

Patient Optimization

After having a consultation with a surgeon, most patients will require anywhere from 6 weeks to several months before they actually have the operation. During that period of time, it allows them to see all the various specialists like the dietician and the psychologist and the gastroenterologist. Sometimes they also need to see a cardiologist or a pulmonologist (which is a lung doctor) to make sure that that patient is optimized for that operation.

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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