Bariatric Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Time to Transform

Whether you need to lose 50 or 250 pounds, the bariatric experts at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital are ready to thoroughly evaluate your health and subsequently present you the safest, as well as the most effective, treatment approaches. With years of experience our surgeons are qualified to perform a wide range of bariatric procedures, from gastric banding to gastric bypass.

Excellence and Professionalism in a Warm and Compassionate Environment

Regardless of the amount of excess weight one needs to lose, our bariatric experts will treat each patient with professionalism and compassion, as the journey of weight loss is often challenging and overwhelming.

We take great pride in our bariatric center, which is multidisciplinary, meaning that it is comprised of nutritionists, therapists specializing in the weight loss journey you are embarking on, and, last but not least, excellent surgeons.

Our bariatric surgeons employ minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery whenever possible, which results in a shorter recovery time and a lower risk of postoperative complications.

Our Program Takes into Consideration Every Aspect of Your Weight Loss Journey

After you undergo the bariatric procedure you will be able to constantly keep in touch with the bariatric experts at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital who will help you remain on track along your journey towards a healthier life.

We are bound to offer you superior medical services, as well as counseling so that you can achieve your ultimate weight loss goal.

However, the benefits of weight loss surgery are not confined to long term weight loss and appearance only, as, over the following months, you will also notice a significant improvement or even the complete alleviation of some of the most distressing health problems associated with obesity, such as:

Reach Your Ultimate Weight Loss Goal Faster with Our Help

Because our team includes bariatric specialists such as surgeons, nutritionists, and therapists, your weight loss journey will become significantly easier.

Although the final result of your bariatric surgery depends solely on you and on your continuous effort, our weight loss experts will go to great lengths to ensure you shed the extra pounds you need to within the shortest time possible.

Finally, it is important to keep in mind that losing weight is a journey that requires patience and support from both your family and friends, and medical specialists, so you should embark on this ride with a positive mindset, as this is the only way to reach your ultimate goal.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a safe and healthy pregnancy, you should wait at least 18 months for your weight to stabilize before getting pregnant. Most women can get pregnant after gastric sleeve surgery. However, after the surgery, your body will go through a lot of demanding changes.

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The average cost of a gastric sleeve surgery is $14.900, but it can vary widely from state to state. Since 2010 many insurance companies cover the costs of gastric sleeve surgery as a primary weight loss method, so make sure you check with your insurer.

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The price of ORBERA, a new gastric balloon weight-loss procedure, varies depending on location. According to one source, the patient-reported cost of ORBERA varies from around $3,000 to around $9,000. Most reports seem to indicate a cost of about $6,000–$7,000.

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Medicare has been covering bariatric surgery for beneficiaries since 2005. However, patients must meet pre-approval requirements. They must prove the procedure is a medical necessity. Medicare only covers certain types of weight-loss surgeries, such as gastric bypass, lap-band, duodenal switch, and gastric sleeve.

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The average price of lap-band surgery in the United States is $14,532. However, the price varies considerably across the country; it may cost as little as $8,700 or as much as $29,000.

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