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Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia is quite different from all of the other abdominal wall hernias in that it involves a loose area or a weakness of the diaphragm, which allows the stomach to actually bulge up into the chest. So that's a completely different entity from all of the other abdominal wall hernias that we typically think about.

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Kai Nishi, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery

  • Board Certified bariatric surgeon in Trauma Services and Surgical Intensive Care at Cedars-Sinai
  • 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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