The Khalili Center’s Dr. Kai Nishi appears on this week’s edition of Dr. Lisa Masterson’s popular podcast Health in Heels. Dr. Nishi will be discussing the latest innovations in robotic surgery among other things. In addition to being one of the leading weight loss surgeons in the nation, Dr. Nishi is also a recognized authority on robotic surgery. Dr. Masterson, meanwhile, is a popular personality in the healthcare media, having formerly been a regular on the hit television show The Doctors.
On the podcast, Dr. Nishi delves into the mechanics of robotic surgical techniques, particularly as they relate to bariatric surgery procedures. At the Khalili Center, Dr. Nishi has been a pioneer in using robotic surgical techniques as a component of weight loss surgery.
In addition to discussing robotic surgery, Dr. Nishi covers a range of other topics on the show including the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and how despite commonly held beliefs, it is important to consume a certain amount of saturated fats. Dr. Nishi also speaks to the importance of a healthy diet in order to better prevent the onset of not just obesity, but also cancer and other serious health conditions. Hear it here!
Carbs are cheap food, and it’s no surprise that poorer children and families must live on these less quality calories to get by and survive.
The result of public schools squeezed by budget cuts, having to eliminate physical education and shorten recess combined with poverty and fewer healthy options, has resulted in a growing trend all over the USA: Heavier kids who become sick with adult onset diabetes far too early in life, and who are destined for a life of debilitating weight gain and early death.
You would think a surgeon who makes his living doing gastric bypass and other weight loss surgeries wouldn’t care about this, but the Khalili Center Foundation, staffed with some amazing physicians, is hoping to change at-risk kids’ future by educating through hands-on immersion and involvement.
The Khalili Center is one of the country’s premier bariatric surgery programs, located in Los Angeles. One of its partners, Dr. Kai Nishi, was named HealthTap’s Top Bariatrician in the Nation for the Summer 2013 Top Doctor Competition.
The three partners of The Khalili Center started the original minimally invasive bariatric program at noted LA hospital Cedars-Sinai, and then left there to form the Khalili Center for Bariatric Care, knowing they would be more free to dispense a broader, more patient-centric style of care on their own.
Part of their philosophy is that they’d far rather see the youth of Los Angeles learn to lead a fit life at a very early age, than to see them end up on their operating tables for bariatric surgery as adults.
The doctors literally walk that talk with their youth education programs. They go out to LAUSD schools and teach kids how to do jumping jacks, simple exercises and jog, and teach about the importance of good nutrition. They make it fun to learn.
The day before the upcoming L.A. Marathon, The Khalili Foundation, their organization that strives to end the cycle of obesity, conducts and promotes its own 5K walk within the official LABIG5K event. The KC is an event sponsor charity. Their efforts are in force right now to attract youth to participate along with their family members. The foundation sponsors 50 children from intercity schools to walk the 5K with the doctors.
Imagine if other doctors and medical groups took such a proactive stance and hands-on involvement with children in schools less served by wealth, if every business in the city would do half of what the Khalili Center does just for this one event. The message of how to live a fit and healthy life would be accomplished and the childhood rates for obesity would begin to plummet.
Dr. Kai Nishi and his partners who are so driven to help the youth of Los Angeles will have a booth at the 5K event on Saturday, March 8. They encourage all who are interested to join them.
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