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Importance of Surgery

Importance of Surgery

Importance of Surgery
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It's important for a patient to have their hernia repaired at some point because hernias can either cause an incarceration (where a piece of intestine gets stuck inside of the hernia) or their hernia continues to get larger and larger and larger, and you can have large amounts of your intestine come out of the hernia and cause a very disturbing visual defect.

Doctor Profile

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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