Choosing an experienced and knowledgeable bariatric surgeon is the most important decision a patient can make.
Choosing an experienced and knowledgeable bariatric surgeon is the most important decision a patient can make. When choosing a bariatric surgeon for your weight loss surgery or gastric sleeve procedure, it’s critical to ask the right questions. For example: What are his certifications? How long has he been doing this particular procedure? Where did he study? His publications? How well is he acknowledged in the medical community? And, in the case of bariatric surgery… How well does he understand your ongoing frustration with weight loss?
Other Helpful Tips in Choosing Your Bariatric Surgeon Or your Gastric Sleeve Surgeon
Verify your Bariatric Surgeon’s credentials, including their board certification, education, publications, membership in ASMBS, American College of Surgeons, SAGES, and other reputable medical societies.
Look for a surgeon with extensive experience in bariatric surgery. The more surgeries they have performed, the more comfortable they will be with the procedure, and the better results they will likely achieve. Dr. Davtyan has performed thousands of successful procedures and is one of the most well-known and renowned bariatric surgeons in the World.
Ask for referrals from your primary care physician, friends, or family members who have had bariatric surgery. They can provide valuable feedback about their experience with a particular surgeon. Ask your surgeon if you could speak with some of his patients.
“Having the Gastric Band has changed my life. The emotional stress of yo-yo dieting is no longer, I can now enjoy food without worry. Thanks to Dr. Davtyan and the “band” now for the first time, I feel that I am the person that I was meant to be.” – Tanya B.
“Just a note to say “thank you” very much for providing your services to me. Dr. Davtyan I know that I have been truly blessed to receive your help with my breast cancer. I want you to know that I truly appreciate everything you’ve done. That was my first surgery and I am grateful for your work. I just continue to pray for you and thank God for providing me with your services.” – D.B.
Check your bariatric surgeon’s hospital affiliation. Choose a bariatric surgeon who operates in a reputable hospital that has experience handling bariatric surgery complications. Dr. Davtyan has affiliations with the finest hospitals in the Los Angeles area.
Choose a bariatric surgeon who listens to your concerns and answers your questions. Your weight loss surgeon should provide you with all the necessary information about the procedure, including its risks and benefits, and alternatives. Affability, availability, and ability in addition to good communication skills.
Look for a weight loss surgeon who provides comprehensive support before and after the surgery. This includes dietary guidance, exercise recommendations, and follow-up appointments to ensure that you’re making progress. Dr. David Davtyan sees his postoperative patients once a week for eight weeks and once a month for 24 months.
Cost of Bariatric Surgery
Ask about your bariatric surgeon’s fees and whether they accept insurance. You should also check if there are any additional costs associated with the surgery, such as anesthesia, hospital fees, and post-operative care. Dr. Davtyan and his staff will clearly disclose all fees associated with your procedure.
Remember, selecting the right bariatric surgeon for your weight loss surgery or gastric sleeve procedure is a critical decision that can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Take your time, do your research, and choose a bariatric surgeon who you feel confident and comfortable with. Ask to speak to some of the patients who have undergone weight loss surgery and don’t mind sharing their experiences.
Dr. David Davtyan is one of the most experienced bariatric weight loss and gastric sleeve surgeons in the United States and the World.
As a bariatric weight loss surgery patient himself, Dr. David Davtyan possesses a deep understanding of what it means to struggle with obesity and the physical and psychological problems that being severely overweight can cause. He also knows how well these procedures work, how to avoid potential pitfalls that can interfere with weight-loss success, and how to achieve the best possible weight loss results.
When Should Bariatric Surgery be Considered?
Bariatric weight loss surgery should be considered for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or a BMI of 30 or higher with at least one obesity-related medical condition, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or joint problems. Even though Lap-Band has been approved for patients with lower BMI, different insurances have their own criteria and may deny approval.
In addition to BMI and obesity-related medical conditions, bariatric surgery may also be recommended for individuals who have tried and failed to lose weight through non-surgical methods such as diet, exercise, and medications. In general, you can always ask us to help you understand if you are a good candidate.
It’s important to note that bariatric weight loss surgery is not a “quick fix” for weight loss and should only be considered after careful consideration and discussion with Dr. Davtyan. The decision to undergo bariatric weight loss surgery should also take into account the potential risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as the individual’s ability to commit to the necessary lifestyle changes required for long-term success after weight loss surgery.
Overall, bariatric weight loss surgery can be an effective treatment option for obesity and related health conditions, but it should be considered carefully. Dr. Davtyan is an excellent resource to speak to as he has had the procedure and he is one of the foremost experts in the field bariatric weight loss and gastric sleeve surgery.
When Should Gastric Sleeve Surgery be Considered?
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery that involves removing a portion of the stomach to create a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach. It can be considered for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 or higher with at least one obesity-related medical condition, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or joint problems.
Gastric sleeve surgery may also be recommended by our bariatric surgeon Dr. Davtyan for individuals who have tried and failed to lose weight through non-surgical methods such as diet, exercise, and medication. In some cases, gastric sleeve surgery may be recommended as a first-line treatment for severe obesity or obesity-related health conditions.
Like all weight loss surgeries, gastric sleeve surgery should only be considered after careful consideration and discussion with your weight loss surgeon. The decision to undergo gastric sleeve surgery or any bariatric weight loss surgery should also take into account the potential risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as the individual’s ability to commit to the necessary lifestyle changes required for long-term success after surgery.
Overall, gastric sleeve surgery has proven to be highly effective for many individuals who have been unable to achieve weight loss on their own.
How Does a Gastric Sleeve Work?
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery that involves removing a portion of the stomach to create a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach. The procedure works by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten at one time and reducing feelings of hunger by removing the part of the stomach that produces the hunger hormone Ghrelin.
During the surgery, our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Davtyan removes approximately 80% of the stomach, leaving a sleeve-shaped tube that is about the size of a banana. This smaller stomach is in continuity with the pylorus and duodenum. allowing food to pass through the digestive system normally. This operation is restrictive, it restricts the amount of food one can eat, but it is not malabsorptive as gastric bypass and does not cause decreased absorption of essential nutrients.
After surgery, the patient is able to eat smaller portions of food due to the smaller size of their stomach. They also experience a reduction in feelings of hunger due to the removal of the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin. The combination of reduced food intake and decreased hunger can lead to significant weight loss.
Gastric sleeve surgery is typically performed laparoscopically, which involves making several small incisions in the abdomen and using a camera and specialized instruments to perform the surgery. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia and takes about one to two hours to complete.
Our Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Davtyan is the Best Choice for Your Bariatric Surgery or Gastric Sleeve Procedure!
A Pioneering Bariatric Surgeon.
A Pioneering Patient.
The LAP-BAND® weight loss surgery procedure was developed in Brussels by Dr. Guy-Bernard Cadiere, a world-renowned pioneer of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Dr. David Davtyan was so impressed with the procedure’s safety and remarkable success; he not only became one of the first surgeons to travel to Belgium to learn the technique, he returned a year later to have the procedure himself. When it received FDA approval in April 2001, Dr. David Davtyan became one of the first U.S. surgeons to offer the Lap-Band weight loss surgery procedure and the first in California to perform the procedure at an outpatient surgery center. Dr. David Davtyan also performs Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Balloon (Orbera) procedure.
The Leader In Los Angeles Weight Loss And Bariatric Surgery
The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles is a premier, private surgery center in Beverly Hills, California. Our center was founded by Dr. David Davtyan who has always been focused on providing the highest quality patient care and the most cutting-edge weight loss treatments available today.
As the leader in Los Angeles bariatric weight loss and gastric sleeve surgery, we have assisted countless patients to overcome their weight loss difficulties and find hope again. We maintain the highest standards of patient care and satisfaction by always adhering to the following principles:
Our Goal: to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to each and every patient.
Our Promise:to always put our patients first and to guide and counsel them every step of the way.
Our Mission:to provide surgical weight loss care of the highest quality.
Excellence. Compassion. Expertise – The Best Bariatric Surgeon In Los Angeles
The Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles is proudly led by Dr. David Davtyan, who is a leader in the field of weight loss surgery. Dr. David Davtyan is Board Certified in General Surgery and has decades of experience. With his research and writings regularly published in peer-reviewed publications, he has established himself as an influential figure in the industry. With Dr. David Davtyan’s vigilant and attentive care, his patients receive the best bariatric surgery Los Angeles has to offer. Follow-up is once a week for eight weeks and once a month for 24 months.
State Of The Art Facilities
Why go to a hospital when you can get your treatment in one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the field of bariatrics? We strive to provide our patients with the utmost in comfort and quality care, and we take full advantage of modern-day medical advancements in order to do so.
Contact The Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles
Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure. You want the highest trained and most experienced doctors. You want precise and comfortable treatment in a state-of-the-art facility. The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles provides exactly what you need for your bariatric weight loss or gastric sleeve procedure.
Before, During, And After Bariatric Surgery
Each consultation is complimentary, as are all follow-up support regimens, including comprehensive weight loss programs, diet counseling, recipes, medications, online support systems, nutritional counseling, exercise programs, and lifestyle coaching. Follow-up is once a week for eight weeks and once a month for 24 months.
For patients who have reached their weight loss goals, we also offer cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm tuck), thighplasty (thigh lift), and total body lift.