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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is an operation in which we take the stomach (which is about the size of a football) and we remove about 85% of the stomach and take that out and discard it. What you're left with is a stomach that is in the shape of a tube which kind of looks like a banana. Because of that, patients are able to eat much less food and that in turn causes them to lose a significant amount of weight. This operation is permanent and is a lifelong change for the patient.

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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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