Dr. Gregg Nishi

Bariatrics
Beverly hills, CA
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Beverly hills, CA

Address

9033 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200, Beverly hills, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Show more

Fax

3108581172

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Shield of California

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

Health Net

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

A surgeon at the Khalili Center for Bariatric Care, Dr. Gregg Kai Nishi has been integrally involved in developing the Center with his colleagues, Dr. Theodore M. Khalili and Dr. Eraj Basseri, whom he worked with at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Nishi brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the Khalili Center. He’s an expert on innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques and has spoken extensively on the subject, having appeared in a variety of news media, including Good Morning America and the Los Angeles Times. He has trained a number of other bariatric surgeons who have gone on to head up bariatric programs all over the country in their own right. Formerly the Co-Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery Fellowship, Dr. Nishi was also an attending surgeon in Trauma Services and Surgical Intensive Care at Cedars-Sinai. He is 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. Currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Dr. Nishi has published widely in such journals as American Surgeon and Bariatric Times, and lectures on weight loss surgery at national and international bariatric surgery conferences. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Paul Rubenstein, MD Prize for Excellence in Resident Research Abstract and Awards Presentation; the Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award; and the Leo G. Rigler, MD Award for Academic Achievement from Cedars-Sinai. An Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Nishi is also a member of SAGES, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons; American Medical Association; and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Bariatrics

Addiction Medicine

Critical Care

General Surgery

Doctor Q&A

841 Answers
49 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Hernia: It may or may not be a hernia. Does the middle of your abdominal wall rise up like a hump when you sit up? If so, that may be a rectus diastasis which ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Hernia: Yes but any strenuous activity can make your hernia larger or bulge out. Ultimately, you will likely need to have your hernia fixed.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Hernia: It's likely that your hernia is not increasing if you are not seeing a bulge. A hernia is just a hole in the abdominal wall. As it gets larger, eventu ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

5
Recommendations
1.4K
Thank you notes
Oct 17, 2013
Thank you for your time, efforts to educate and help the general public as well as other physicians. Keep up the great job and congratulations on your awards!!
Oct 2, 2013
Intelligent and caring physician. Gives great answers. A great colleague. Highly recommend.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nishi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your feedback. I currently have a gastroenteroligist . I just needed a second opinion to see what other doctor in the Gastro field had say. Again thank you fo...Read More
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! I have had this for at least 4 years, at least that was when I was diagnosed. I still am not feeling all that well despite being on 5mgs of prednison.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I m thankful of ur reply sir. His bmi is normal. He is not eating any sugar contained food. He even does exercise 4 days a week..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

cedars-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Paul Rubenstein, MD Prize for Excellence in Resident Research Abstract and Awards
Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award
Leo G. Rigler, MD Award for Academic Achievement

Affiliations

SAGES
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less