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Surgery Complications

Surgery Complications

Surgery Complications

The complications that can occur with hernia surgery are: some of the generic ones which are bleeding and infection, injury to other organs or complications from general anesthesia. Specifically with hernia surgery, the main complication that we worry about is a recurrence of the hernia or the hernia coming back. Fortunately the recurrence rate is very low - it's about 1%.

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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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