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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.

Angela M.

Angela M. had sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Lyass.

Brenda C.

Brenda had a sleeve gastrectomy procedure with Dr. Lyass.

Carol Ann T.

Carol Ann underwent sleeve gastrectomy performed by Dr. Korman.

Carol M.

Carol underwent weight loss surgery with Dr. Jeremy E. Korman.

Cindy O.

Cindy underwent sleeve gastrectomy performed by Dr. Misra.


Since her Gastric Bypass surgery CJ’s friendship with food changed.

Delana J.

Delana underwent sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Korman.

Diana D.

Diana had lap band surgery at Marina Weight Loss with Dr. Korman.

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. Following a complete examination, which includes imaging tests and blood tests, the best treatment option for you will be determined. It is important to know that only the most highly trained, experienced, and requested bariatric surgeons call Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital their home.

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. Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital is equipped with the Da Vinci Si Surgical System, which allows surgeons to perform bariatric surgery with extraordinary precision.

After you undergo weight loss surgery at our hospital, our bariatric specialists will help you remain on track along your journey towards a healthier life. However, the benefits of bariatric surgery are not confined to 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:

Our weight loss program takes into consideration every aspect of your weight loss journey, from diet to exercise. After you undergo the bariatric procedure that brings you the most benefits, our team of weight loss specialists will provide you with a meal plan and a rigorous exercise plan. You will be able to constantly keep in touch with the bariatric experts at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, regardless of how serious your need to lose weight is. We are bound to offer you superior medical services, as well as counseling so that you can achieve your ultimate weight loss goal.

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. We will help you achieve your ultimate weight loss goal with calm and compassion.

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 process, a journey that requires a lot of 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 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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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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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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