We reviewed all the Bariatric Surgeons serving the greater Los Angeles area, and picked the top picks based on experience, education, and empathy. If you're looking for more bariatric surgeons in southern California please view Orange Country Bariatric Surgeons and San Diego Bariatric Surgeons.

The population of Los Angeles is 10.1 million (data of 2018), representing a 0.571% decline from the year 2017.

The adult obesity rate in Los Angeles County, CA had increased to 21.60% in the year 2018. This is an alarming rate as obesity also brings in other health problems. Financially too, the situation is grave as the average hospital cost per inpatient day in California is $3,341 (before insurance).

The patient to clinician ratio in the Los Angeles county has remained almost consistent from 1,402:1 in 2014 to 1391:1 in 2018. The ratio also represents a 0.361% increase from 2017 (1386:1).

Average estimated costs for bariatric surgery in Los Angeles ranges between $17,000 to $25,000. The cost depends on the type of weight loss procedure preferred by the patient.

About 8.97% of the population of Los Angeles is uninsured. Health insurance in Los Angeles amounts to an average $4,000 per annum.

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321 N Larchmont Blvd Ste 505

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. H. Joseph Naim is a bariatric surgeon operating out of Southern California. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with Departmental Honors. He got his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City with Distinction in Research. He did his Residency in General Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, which he completed during his Chief Surgical Residency.

4640 Admiralty Way Suite 901, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Korman, MD, FACS, is one of the world-class surgeons for bariatric procedures. He has improved the quality of life of thousands of patients using the latest advancements in bariatric surgery. He compassionately guides and supports his patients in reaching their weight loss goals but holds them accountable too in case of lapses.

2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1170W, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Lublin, MD, FACS, is a board-certified physician who specializes in minimally invasive surgeries. He has the expertise in removing gall bladders and repair hernias through laparoscopy. His clinical interests are abdominal wall hernias, gallbladder diseases, surgery for colon diseases and cancer, hiatal hernia repair surgery, and weight loss surgery- gastric sleeve and gastric banding procedures. According to patients, he takes uttermost surgical care with an emphasis on safety first for them.

1510 S. Central, #200, Glendale

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Mutafyan, MD, is a top-rated board-certified surgeon in the Los Angeles, California area. He has expertise in Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band, SmartLipo, and Vertical Gastric Sleeve apart from hernia repair and gallbladder disease treatment. He has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries in his extensive career, to reduce the risk of obesity-related health conditions in patients and boost their self-confidence level.

7320 Woodlake Avenue, Suite 170, San Fernando Valley

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Paya, MD, is a bariatric surgeon and obesity specialist in the greater Los Angeles, California area, who has performed 5000+ laparoscopic procedures on morbidly obese patients from various corners of the U.S. His area of expertise is in Lap-band placement, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and revision surgery. He uses a proactive multi-disciplinary approach to achieve permanent weight loss for his patients. He collaborates with a team of psychologists, nutritionists, anesthesiologists, and exercise/fitness trainers to assist his patients through the weight loss rehabilitation program.

436 North Bedford Dr. Suite 207 Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Davtyan, MD, FACS, FICS, is board-certified in surgery and bariatric medicine in the Los Angeles, California area. Since his initial medical field was treating cancer patients, his approach for patient management in bariatric surgery became empathetic. While other surgeons focused mainly on immediate results, his prime goal became patients’ long term health. This attitude made patients comfortable with him to proceed with the weight loss program. After 10 years of practice, when he came to know about the LAP-BAND procedure, he went to study it in Brussels, Belgium and became the first surgeon in the US to offer the procedure in 2001. Thereafter, he has treated hundreds of patients.

17542 E 17th St., Suite 410, Tustin, CA 92780

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Hamamji, MD, FACS, FRCS, is a board-certified general surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He has a keen interest in cutting-edge technology in the use of robotics in minimally invasive surgeries. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, gallbladder surgery, and intestinal diseases.

10 Congress St., Suite #300 Pasadena, CA 91105

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr.Keshishian, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon. He has performed over 2000 Duodenal Switch procedures and more than 500 revision surgeries for weight loss as well as numerous general surgeries in the last 18 years. He has expertise in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and is based out of Los Angeles, California.

1225 North H Street Lompoc, CA 93436

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Christopher Taglia is a distinguished medical professional with a passion for advancing surgical techniques and promoting holistic health. With a career spanning several decades, Dr. Taglia has become a respected figure in the field of surgery, specializing in both general surgery and bariatric surgery. His commitment to patient care and innovative approaches to medical challenges has earned him recognition and admiration from both peers and patients.

1301 20th Street, Suite 440, Santa Monica

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Liu, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon who is a leading bariatric surgeon in Santa Monica and Tustin, CA. Patients from Orange County and greater L.A. area approach him for a quality weight loss management program. He is experienced in multiple bariatric surgeries like Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, GERD, SmartLipo, etc., and medically supervised diet/nutrition. Post-surgery he provides the best supportive care to assist his patients in achieving short and long term health goals.

9033 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 210 , Beverly Hills

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Khalili, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and surgical critical care physician who has performed over 8000 bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeries, serving the Los Angeles, California area. He performed the nation’s first robotic-assisted gastric bypass in 2002. He initiated the minimally invasive bariatric surgery as a part of a weight loss surgery program at Cedar Sinai Medical Center & was its Director till 2010.

8920 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 101 Beverly Hills

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Moein, MD, FACS, is a uniquely qualified doctor in the greater Los Angeles, California area who has performed over 2000 minimally invasive surgeries along with more than 1400 advanced cosmetic plastic surgeries in post-weight loss surgery patients. Due to his dual skill set, he has the advantage of better surgical assessment and planning for meeting the short-term cosmetic goal and long-term preservation of such changes. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such a skill set.

8631 West 3rd street, Suite 540E, Los Angeles

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Misra, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FASMBS, is a board-certified bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon in Los Angeles, California. She has performed over 5000 bariatric, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries. She takes an individualistic approach to patient care and provides highly specialized techniques to treat their obesity. She has expertise in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap-Band, Intragastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass and revisional surgeries. She understands that obesity is a complex disease and therefore takes a keen interest in helping patients reach their goals safely and permanently.

316 S Stratford Ave Ste B, Santa Maria, CA 93454, USA

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. McCloskey is an experienced bariatric surgeon and has performed more than 2,000 bariatric surgery procedures over the last ten years. She performs a wide range of surgery procedures; in addition to minimally invasive gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries, she offers advanced techniques in hernia repair, anti-reflux surgeries, and routine general surgery. She emphasizes minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques that reduce pain and shorten recovery times.

1902 Fullerton Avenue Suite 101/102 Corona, California 92882

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Kashif A. Zuberi, MD, FACS, MRCSI, is a specialist in general, bariatric, and reflux surgery. He underwent extensive training in minimally invasive, robotic, and endoscopic techniques during his residencies and fellowships in Dublin, Ireland, Baltimore MD, Marshfield WI, and Columbus OH. Dr. Zuberi has established a Bariatrics Center of Excellence in Northern MN to address healthcare resource challenges. A member of prestigious national organizations such as ASMBS, SAGES, AFS, SSAT, and the ACS, he focuses on gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, revisional surgery, and continues to provide care in the greater Los Angeles area and Northern MN.

432 E. 10th St. Long Beach, California 90813

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. H. Joseph Naim received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and received his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City with a distinction in Research. He completed his residency in General Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Naim completed his Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery at University Medical Center at Princeton, N.J., under the direction of world renowned bariatric surgeon Robert E. Brolin, MD.

160 E Artesia St, Suite 255, Pomona, CA, 91767

Bariatric Surgeon

17777 Ventura Blvd Ste 209 Encino, CA 91316

Bariatric Surgeon
With over a decade of experience, Dr. Lublin is a distinguished practitioner who has earned accolades such as the Vitals Patient Choice, Most Compassionate Doctor Awards, and the title of Los Angeles Super Doctor since 2013. His dedication to delivering advanced surgical care is evident through his training at UCLA and fellowships in advanced laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology. Dr. Lublin, a board-certified general surgeon and a proud father of three sons, is affiliated with professional organizations such as the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, America Hernia Society, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He holds the esteemed title of Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, showcasing his commitment to excellence in surgical practice.

Cedars Sinai Medical Tower 8631 West 3rd street, Suite 540E, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Mona Misra is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained, highly experienced and skilled bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon. She has performed over 5,000 bariatric, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures. She has presented research findings at numerous national and international meetings on advanced laparoscopic techniques and metabolic surgery. Dr. Misra is the Associate Director of the Bariatric Program at Marina Del Rey Hospital, CA. She is actively involved in the Bariatric Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. As well, she is the Director of the Bariatric Program at Beverly Hills Physicians. Additionally, Dr. Misra is an Expert Clinical Site Reviewer for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program for the American College of Surgeons. Her excellence in Bariatrics has been recognized by being awarded the “Top Doc Award” 2018 and 2019, as well as the Doctors’ Choice Awards’ Winner for 2016 and 2017. She also won the prestigious Women of Distinction Award in 2016.

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Why These Bariatric Surgeons?

Our mission is to connect you with the leading bariatric surgeons locally. We've hand-picked the top Bariatric Surgeons in the greater Los Angeles area based on our three phase methodology. Here is our list of bariatric surgeon picks who serve the greater Los Angeles area including Santa Monica, Hollywood, Riverside, Long Beach, Pasadena, and more.

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Our Selection Criteria:

1. Education

We list only the most qualified bariatric professionals who have accreditations, awards, and licensing.

2. Experience

Vast surgical experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery is a must. Must have the necessary practical experience for all surgery types.

3. Empathy

Surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

While bariatric surgery can certainly help a patient in their weight loss journey, it is not necessary. The necessity of surgery depends specific factors, such as weather or not the patient suffers from certain health conditions.

Generally, patients can expect to see results within the first 6-12 months after the surgery. However, the timeline of weight loss for this procedure is dependent on a number of factors such as how well the patient adheres to post-operation diets and whether or not they make the proper lifestyle changes. Additionally, individual metabolism can play a crucial role in determining how quickly bariatric surgery works.

Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery varies depending on the insurance provider, policy, and individual circumstances.

The cost of bariatric surgery largely depends on the provider and the procedure that you receive. Generally, you can expect to pay between $12,000 - $36,000 depending on the procedure. Find more about the cost of bariatric surgery in Los Angeles here