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Dr. Davtyan is Board Certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine Surgical Oncology (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 website 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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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 procedure available, the LAP-BAND System. He is not only one of the most knowledgeable surgeons currently performing the LAP-BAND procedure but he is 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. 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 system as a new method of obesity treatment and has done numerous television interviews and hosted a weekly educational health program on Russian and Armenian cable networks.

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    Pasadena, CA |
    I am Dr. Davtyan's patient for the last 12 years, He is one of the most caring Doctor, I ever seen. He cares for his patients like a family member. His staff is very nice and friendly, and makes YOU feel at home. He is one of the best Doctor and the most caring Doctor I ever seen. He is there 24/7 for his patients, never refuse nor hesitate to answer any questions. I would say he is a fantastic Doctor and Great surgeon WITH his GOLDEN FINGERS.
    in Newport Beach |
    Dr Davtyan had being my weight loss doctor for 9 months already. And for the very first time in my constant loss weight battle, I have seen results in a short time. Not just provided me all the information about the Obera balloon, but put so much interest on how I feel during the process and my final successful result. His whole entire team is amazing, warm and very professional. They have so many procedures and satisfied costumers, that helped me to take the decision on really take care of my w
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    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 procedure available, the LAP-BAND System. He is not only one of the most knowledgeable surgeons currently performing the LAP-BAND procedure but he is 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.

    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 system as a new method of obesity treatment and has done numerous television interviews and hosted a weekly educational health program on Russian and Armenian cable networks.

    Dr. Davtyan's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Davtyan is Board Certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine Surgical Oncology (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 website 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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    •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

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

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1989

    • Internship Hospital
      Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center

      Completed in 1990

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Texas Houston, Department Of Surgery. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: General Surgery Residency

      Completed in 1996

    • Fellowship Hospital
      John Wayne Cancer Institute: Fellowship In Surgical Oncology

      Completed in 1997

      John Wayne Cancer Institute: National Institute Of Health Clinical and Research Fellowship In Surgical Oncology

      Completed in 1992

      UCLA Department Of Surgery: American Cancer Society Clinical and Research Fellowship In Surgical Oncology

      Completed in 1991

    • Undergraduate School
      Institute Of Medicine Bucuresti

      Graduated in 1985

    Languages Spoken

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

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    Specialties

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

    Procedures Performed

    • 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 Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal 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
    • GERD Treatment
    • 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
    • Hemicolectomy
    • 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
    • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • 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