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In the United States, we have an obesity rate of about 30% and that translates to about 20 million Americans who would potentially qualify to have weight loss surgery. Unfortunately, we only perform about 350,000 operations a year in this country, which means that there is a huge population of patients out there that could benefit from weight loss surgery and aren't taking advantage of it.

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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