Dr. David G. Davtyan is one of the most experienced and successful LapBand® surgeons in the U.S. and a prominent and respected surgeon in Los Angeles. His deep understanding of the gastric banding procedure is related to the fact that he is a LapBand® patient himself. He specializes in several procedures such as gastric banding surgery, LAP-BAND Surgery, bariatric surgery and obesity surgery. Dr. Davtyan studied the LAP-BAND® procedure in the exact place where it was first introduced: in Brussels, Belgium. He performed his first LAP-BAND® intervention in October 2001 in Brussels with one of the LAP-BAND® pioneers himself, namely Professor Guy-Bernard Cadiere. In fact, Dr. Davtyan was one of the first surgeons in the United States to offer the LAP-BAND® after FDA approved it, in April 2001.

Procedures Dr. David Davtyan Performs at Marina Del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet
  • The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Internship(s)

Anderson Cancer Center - General Surgery

University of Texas Houston: Department of Surgery

Residency(ies)

Anderson Cancer Center - General Surgery

University of Texas Houston: Department of Surgery

Fellowship(s)

UCLA Department of Surgery: American Cancer Society Clinical and Research Fellowship - Surgical Oncology

John Wayne Cancer Institute: National Institute of Health Clinical and Research Fellowship - Surgical Oncology



Honors & Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons
  • International College of Surgeons International College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Bariatric Surgery American Society of Bariatric Surgery
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Surgical Oncology American Society of Surgical Oncology
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Publications & Media

    • Wernicke’s encephalopathy in AIDS patient treated with Zidovudine (AZT)

      Davtyan DG, Vinters H, Lancet 1987, 1: 919-920

    • A Lap-Band Revolution

      Dr. Davtyan’s Personal WLS Journey. OH Magazine, 2006(2)

    • Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Questions Physicians Often Ask About Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding.

      Davtyan C, Davtyan D. Consultant, 2004, 44(8): 1101-1103

    • Multivariate Analysis of the Relationship between Survival and the Microstage of Primary Melanoma by Clark Level and Breslow Thickness

      Morton DL, Davtyan DG, Wanek LA et al, Cancer 1993,71(11): 3737-3743

    • Prolongation of Survival in Metastatic Melanoma after Active Specific Immunotherapy with a New Polyvalent Melanoma Vaccine

      Morton DL, Foshag LJ, Hoon DSB, Nizze JA, Wanek LA, Chang C, Davtyan DG et al, Annals of Surgery 1992,216(4): 463-482

    • Modulation of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) in Melanoma after Active Specific Immunotherapy

      Davtyan, DG, Hoon D, Morton DL, AACR Proceedings 1991 V-32, 252