Dr. David Davtyan, MD

Dr. David Davtyan, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. David Davtyan, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Beverly Hills, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in bariatric surgery, gastroenterology, and more.Read his story

436 N Bedford Dr

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Contact Information

(310) 652-1777

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
more than 81% of peers
more than 76% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
more than 47% of peers

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Dr. Davtyan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Davtyan "David G. Davtyan M.D, FACS, FICS Dr. David Davtyan is a prominent and respected surgeon in Beverly Hills, who is currently at the forefront of the battle against obesity with the newest, safest procedures available, the LAP-BAND System, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Orbera Gastric Balloon, and Obalon Gastric Balloon. He is not only one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and successful surgeons currently performing the LAP-BAND procedure, but also a LAP-BAND patient himself. He has experienced first-hand the advantages of this innovative technique and is therefore uniquely qualified to lead his patients to the ultimate success with the weight loss procedures. At a conference on Obesity in Brussels, Belgium he attended a lecture on the LAP-BAND solution as a safe and effective alternative to the highly invasive gastric bypass procedure currently provided as a last resort treatment for severe obesity. He was so impressed with the concept that he felt it might be the key for his own weight loss and decided to have the procedure performed in October 2001 in Brussels by one of the pioneers, Professor Guy-Bernard Cadiere. The results were immediate and dramatic. He lost weight easily and healthfully and never felt the discomfort of hunger. His personal success with the LAP-BAND solution inspired him to return to Belgium to study the procedure under Cadiere. Dr. Davtyan became one of the first surgeons in the United States to be able to offer the LAP-BAND when it became approved by the FDA in April 2001. While other weight loss surgeries involve stomach cutting and/or stapling, the minimally invasive LAP-BAND procedure does not permanently alter the body's anatomy. As a result, the procedure is essentially reversible and the LAP-BAND can be removed without damaging any organs. With LAP-BAND, surgery is performed laparoscopically by placing an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach. The new, smaller upper stomach pouch and a narrowed outlet limit the stomach capacity and increase the feeling of fullness. Once implanted, the band can be adjusted in the doctor's office in a matter of minutes; tightening it, to achieve more weight loss when needed, such as during pregnancy. Dr. Davtyan, who prior to his own LAP-BAND procedure specialized exclusively in surgical oncology, sees many parallels between cancer and obesity. Both diseases commonly show a genetic predisposition and each is affected by environmental factors. Both are emotionally crippling and often chronic. There are few effective treatments for obesity or cancer and both need complex, comprehensive approaches in addition to surgery. Dr. Davtyan is a Board Certified General Surgeon, Bariatric Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist in private practice in Beverly Hills. He graduated from UCLA Medical School in 1989 and was mentored by Dr. Donald Morton at the John Wayne Cancer Institute where he received a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology in 1997. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. Dedicated to public service, Dr. Davtyan has worked for years providing breast cancer early detection services for uninsured patients and has organized fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness, Women's and Men's Health and for a medical library for the Armenian Medical University in Yerevan, Armenia. It is also here where he led a delegation of 70 American physicians to its opening. He also organized a fundraiser banquet for the "Jews in Crisis" project with the Jewish Federation which raised $260,000 for Sourasky Hospital Trauma Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. He regularly gives lectures and presentations on the LAP-BAND, Orbera , Obalon systems and Sleeve Gastrectomy as a new methods of obesity treatment and has done numerous television interviews on PBS, KDOC, Azteca, and UniVision. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Davtyan "Dr. Davtyan is Board Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (Certification # 1374. Issuance: 5/16/05- 7/01/14) and the American Board of Surgery (Certificate # 041985. Issuance: 02/11/997-7/1/2017). We encourage you to visit our websites at WeightLossSurgeryLA, LapBandLA and DavidDavtyanMD and  download Dr. Davtyan's full CV where you could view his extensive educational background or verify his credentials. David G. Davtyan MD, FACS, FICS is one of a few doctors who has such level of educational background, experience and expertise in both, Bariatric Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Davtyan firmly believes in comprehensive management of obesity. He and his staff have a team approach and work in collaboration with various experts in related sub-specialties to ensure complete and thorough pre-operative recovery. To ensure best outcomes, Dr. Davtyan's practice offers patients easy and frequent access to numerous clinics for close and attentive follow-ups."
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12  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Therapy Endoscopy

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

110  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Tumor
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Generalized Obesity
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumor
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Morbid Obesity
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Neoplasm of Stomach
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Overeating
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight-Related Conditions
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114  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biliary Reconstruction
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biliary Tree Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Duodenoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Procedure
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Gastric Restrictive Surgery
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • GERD Treatment
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy With Ileoanal J Pouch
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cyst Marsupialization
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Resection, Partial
  • Liver Resection, Total Left
  • Liver Resection, Total Right
  • Liver Resection, Trisegmentectomy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Medical Management of Acid Reflux
  • Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Preventive Mastectomy
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Radical Mastectomy
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
  • Sarcoma Removals
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Sleeve Resection
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Stomach Cancer Surgery
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Total or Simple Mastectomy
  • Whipple Procedure
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Institute of Medicine Bucuresti
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Texas Houston, Department of Surgery. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: General Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute: Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute: National Institute of Health Clinical and Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • UCLA Department of Surgery: American Cancer Society Clinical and Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Davtyan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Davtyan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Davtyan to family and friends
28 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Davtyan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

. My goal was to lose at least 85 lbs and even though I only had the Lap Band procedure in February 2016, I’ve already lost 65 lbs. The procedure was very easy, I don’t even remember waking up, all of a sudden I was just at home. The surgery center he operates out of is very nice, clean and...more
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The doctor is kind and listens to you and he’s an educated man. He knows his stuff. The staff is very helpful and make you feel good. You never halve a problem when you call and they will always take the time for you. They don’t make you feel stupid for answering questions they’ve already answered....more
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When we were researching the lap band, I talked to my personal doctor, who happens to be a patient of Dr. Davtyan and immediately recommended him. During the consultation with him, he ran tests and was very thorough, which I appreciated. Dr. Davtyan is stellar -- he’s had the band so he knows what...more
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Dr. Davtyan really is a life saver. I feel so much better now, I don’t have issues with my leg anymore, I’m on half the dose of my thyroid medication, I’m more mobile, content with myself socially, and even my self esteem has improved. When I’m at the doctor’s office, I don’t feel like a number. I...more
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Dr. Davtyan goes above and beyond for his patients. He really does treat you like family. I had good insurance when I started my treatment with Dr. Davtyan, but unfortunately I lost it and my new insurance doesn’t cover my visits. However, the doctor was very generous and provided me with a free...more
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