What is your specialty?
Bariatric and General Surgery
Why did you choose your specialty?
Bariatric surgery attracted me because it is the only type of surgical treatment that is aimed at preventing future illness and disease. I believe disease prevention is the best form of medicine. Also, seeing the transformation of patients becoming the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves is incredibly rewarding.
What do you like most about being a doctor?
Having the ability and opportunity to help people when they are experiencing their most vulnerable moments of life.
If you weren’t a doctor, what would you do?
I would be a veterinarian!
How do you ensure your patients feel heard during their visit?
Remembering that communication is a two-way street, especially in the healthcare setting, and ensuring every treatment plan for every disease process is individualized to that patient’s specific needs.
What is something that people may be surprised to know about you?
I can speak, read, and write in Japanese.
Why did you choose the Physician Group?
The Physician Group is an incredibly supportive team that puts providing the best patient care possible above everything else.