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When To See A Doctor

When To See A Doctor

When To See A Doctor

Patients come to me to have weight loss surgery for all different reasons. Sometimes it's the patient themselves who realize that one day they look in the mirror and say, "you know what? I am way too heavy, I have too many medical problems and it's time for me to lose weight." Other times it's that patient's doctor who tells them that they need to lose weight because of all of their medical problems. Other times, it's somebody like an orthopedic surgeon or a spine surgeon who tells their patient: "Look: before I can fix your back or I can fix your knees or hip, you need to lose a significant amount of weight and therefore you need to say a weight loss surgeon."

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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