Your First Step

Welcome to our facility where we will guide you through the Weight Loss procedures. Lap Band works for many people, but it may also not be the right decision for you. There are many choices available to you, including Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass, and we begin by performing a full evaluation. There are many factors to consider when deciding which type of weight loss surgery is right for you. Our Weight Loss surgeon can help you to take the necessary steps to make the right decision.


These questions can help you make your decision:

• Are you eligible to have the Weight Loss procedure medically and emotionally?

• Emotionally committed to changing your lifestyle and body?

• Have you chosen the right procedure?

• Financially understand for the costs of the procedure?

Medical Considerations  

Before you can have a Weight Loss procedure, we will need to clear you medically. Even though all cases are performed laparoscopically and considered minimally invasive, you must be in healthy condition. Our board certified surgeon, medical personnel and cardiologist will give you a complete medical evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate.

Most of the insurance companies require a BMI of 40 (roughly 100 lbs over your ideal weight) or BMI of 35, which is 75 lbs over your ideal weight, if you have one of the following co-morbidities Hypertension, Diabetes or Sleep Apnea.

Lap band is the only FDA approved procedure which BMI of 30 is the lower limit of acceptance.

What we offer


Patient Information

    Weight Loss Surgery Information

    Lap band and other weight loss surgeries are safe, effective and has long term effect in controlling weight. This can benefit anyone that qualifies.

    Dr. Nazarian, with the experience of over 3,000 successful procedures in the past 20 years will be able to choose the right procedure mutually with your opinion to achieve short and long goal of the weight loss surgery.

  • Our Services Include:

    • In depth consultation
    • Pre and post operative management
    • Psychological and nutritional evaluation and support

  • Procedures Offered:

    • Lap band

    • Realize band

    • Gastric sleeve

    • Gastric bypass

    • Revision of previous weight loss surgery which has failed.

  • How Does The Lap Band Work?

    The adjustable band, which is placed in the upper portion of the stomach, controls the amount of food entry to the stomach. This is done by creating a very small pouch above the band. Patient needs to eat slow and make effort in swallowing and feel full quickly with smaller amount of eating. Proper monitoring and gradual tightening of the band (adjustment) and education of proper use of the band and healthy choices and exercise will make band a good tool to achieve weight loss.

  • Benefit of Other Weight Loss Procedures

    Sleeve gastrectomy is a stronger procedure than band and creates more steady weight loss with more control of metabolic condition such as diabetes. This procedure works by creating a small and narrow stomach which gets full quickly and reduces appetite and intake, plus has hormonal control of appetite to some degree this procedure has been very safe and most of the time done on observation 24 hours stay in surgical facility which is consider outpatient.

    Gastric bypass is the strongest weight loss procedure currently done in most of the institutions. This procedure not only has benefit of sleeve gastrectomy, also reduces the amount of food which can be absorbed, this dual effect has made this procedure very effective and stable weight loss procedure.

    Revisional surgery designed to correct the procedure you had in the past and now has failed. For example if band has failed for you it can be removed and change to sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass that you had in the past and now is not working for you, it can be revised and corrected.

Weight Loss Surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery

    Are you ready for a new lease on life? Take control of your health and happiness with minimally invasive weight loss procedures at the center of Dr. Nazarian.

    Dr. Nazarian and his staff offer the latest in Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic and Minimally invasive including Lap-Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass Procedure.

    We are also offering revision Surgery (conversion on one procedure done in the past that has not been successful to another procedure).

    Not only our caring professionals take complete care of you before and during the procedure, we offer assistance for long after surgery to ensure you stay on the right track to reach your health and weight loss goals. Contact us in Beverly Hills, California, at (888) 865-7838 for a life-changing weight loss procedure of your choice.

  • Who Needs it and Why?

    Whomever has been involved with obesity and has been unsuccessful to take off the extra weight with conservative manner, and carries 50 lbs or more, especially those who are involved with co-morbidities (Hypertension, Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Arthritis, and High Cholesterol) now can be considered as candidates for weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery offers safe and stable weight loss with a promise of removing not only weight but control of co-morbidities which are considered metabolic disease.

  • Types of Surgery

    Lap Band can be offered to people with obesity and co-morbidities as long as they are not severe. Results over 50% of the time are good however Sleeve Gastrectomy offers more stable and stead weight loss and controlling metabolic disease better than band. Gastric Bypass is the strongest weight loss procedure and creates more steady, weight loss and control of metabolic disease people, with extreme obesity should be considered for this procedure.

  • Why With Us?

    Dr. Nazarian has 20 years experience with more than 3000 Bariatric procedures who can select the right procedure to fit your specific condition and this decision can be mutually made with you to offer safe and steady weight loss and alleviate your disease resulted out of obesity.

    Dr. Nazarian is part of The Center of Excellence of Bariatric Surgery. This recognition given to few Bariatric surgeons who have vast experience in all bariatric procedures and have tight and excellent Criteria for choosing the right candidates for surgery itself, and follow up the patients.

Jamshid Nazarian, MD, FACS
8920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 501
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 424-320-5613
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