Bariatric Surgery Options - The Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles

Bariatric Surgery Options in Los Angeles

Bariatric Surgery Los Angeles

Definition And History

Bariatric Surgery refers to the branch of surgery that concerns itself with the surgical treatment of excess weight. It is also frequently referred to as Weight Loss Surgery, Weight Control Surgery, and/or Obesity Surgery. The term Bariatrics comes from ancient Greek where baros meant “heavy weight” or “load”, and iatros meant “doctor” or “treatment”. Interestingly in ancient Hebrew bari also meant “fat” or “ fleshy”.

Since 1960s, the term bariatric has been used increasingly more frequently in describing medical or surgical subspecialties dedicated to the treatment of obesity as Bariatric Medicine or Bariatric Surgery respectively.

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery or obesity surgery, over the last several decades has become increasingly important as the obesity epidemic has claimed ever increasing number of victims in America. Although initially bariatric surgery involved large incisions and was considered very dangerous or high risk, with the development of the new technologies, bariatric surgery has become laparoscopic, minimally invasive, safe, and very effective.

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States. Every state and city has been affected by the obesity epidemic including California and Los Angeles. Obesity also causes multitude of other diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, infertility, sleep apnea, and many more. Bariatric surgery not only treats obesity, but also all the diseases associated with it.

Bariatric surgery specialty currently includes such diverse procedures as gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy), gastric bypass, gastric banding, Lap Band, bilio-pancreatic diversion (BPD, BPD-DS), gastric balloons for weight loss, Orbera, Obalon, endoscopic gastric plication (Accordion procedure), and is constantly evolving to include newer and better procedures (bariatric revisional surgery).

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Here at The Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles, Dr. David Davtyan provides a thorough explanation about bariatric surgery options to his patients. It is very important to understand the weight loss procedures in detail before choosing the right surgery option.

Contact The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davtyan.


Also known as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery is a weight loss procedure that involves surgically reducing the size of your stomach and removing a portion responsibile for producing a hunger-stimulating hormone known as ghrelin. This allows you to feel full and satisfied after eating much smaller portions, resulting in rapid weight loss and a long-term change in the way you eat.

Gastric Sleeve

One of the latest FDA-approved weight loss options, gastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure that uses balloons to temporarily occupy space in the stomach. This triggers feelings of fullness so you eat less and can lose a substantial amount of weight with ease.

Gastric Balloon
lap band LAP-BAND

Also known as gastric banding, LAP-BAND is one of the less invasive ways to treat obesity. It involves placing a band around part of the stomach, reducing its size and limiting the amount of food you can comfortably consume. In this way, LAP-BAND ensures substantial weight loss that you can maintain for years to come.


Gastric plication is one of the newest minimally-invasive procedures for weight loss available today. It involves sewing large folds into your stomach, reducing its capacity to approximately three ounces. This prevents you from overeating so you can easily lose a substantial amount of weight.

Gastric Plication

Gastric bypass is one of the most common weight loss surgeries available. An intensive procedure, it works by reducing the size of the stomach and rerouting a portion of the intestines. The smaller stomach prevents overeating and the change to your intestines prevents your body from absorbing the full amount of calories you consume.

Gastric Bypass

A brand new treatment for obesity, the gastric pacemaker helps patients lose weight by stimulating the vagus nerve that runs from the brain to the stomach. In this way, the device blocks communication between the brain and the stomach - tricking the brain into believing the body is full.

Gastric Pacemaker
A surgeon performing baritric revision surgery. BARIATRIC REVISION

In some cases, patients may need to revise their bariatric surgery to remedy unwanted side effects, insufficient weight loss and other complications. When this occurs, Dr. David Davtyan will perform your revision procedure in the most minimially-invasive way possible, ensuring you're back on the road to weight loss in no time.

Bariatric Revision
Slim woman touching skin on her legs. BODY CONTOURING AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

It's very common for patients to lose a substantial amount of weight within the first twelve to eighteen months following bariatric surgery. And while this is mostly a welcome occurrence, it also tends to leave you with excess, sagging skin that no longer conforms to your new body shape and size.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss
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