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Prognosis

Prognosis

Prognosis
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Hernias come in all different shapes and sizes. Small hernias that don't have anything bulging out are generally fairly safe and don't carry much risk. However, as hernias become larger and you find that contents are bulging out (especially if it's your intestine) then they can become quite dangerous and even life threatening. So there's sort of a wide spectrum of what you can find with hernias.

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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