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Surgery Candidates

Surgery Candidates

Surgery Candidates
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In order to have a hernia operation, the patient has to be in relatively good health. Anyone who has a severe illness may want to consult with their physician and consider whether or not they should actually have surgery, as surgery may actually be more dangerous than the hernia itself.

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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