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Success Rate

Success Rate

Success Rate

Having surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and to maintain that for the rest of your life. The success rate for weight loss surgery can be as high as 90%, but that really depends on the patient and how well they continue following this lifestyle change. The most important thing for the patient to remember is to remain engaged with either their physician or the weight loss surgeon that performed their operation. By that we mean that the patient should continue to come to the office for support groups and nutritional groups and for routine follow ups with their weight loss surgeon. Patients that remain engaged with the practice that performed their operation are definitely the most successful in terms of long term weight loss.

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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