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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, Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital offers you an unmatched selection of weight loss solutions designed to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

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.

Bariatric Surgery Excellence and Highly Trained Surgeons at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Only the most highly trained, experienced and sought-after surgeons call Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital home

At Marina del Rey Hospital, you are connected to best-in-class bariatric surgeons – and the best of today’s more advanced surgical techniques. Our surgical suites are equipped with the latest instruments and innovative surgical tools that allow our surgeons to operate with tremendous precision. STARR treatment for single-incision laparoscopic surgery and our use of the da Vinci robotic surgery system allow for less scarring and quicker recovery times.

Reach Your Weight Loss Goals Faster at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Patients in our weight loss program consistently beat the national outcomes for excess weight loss and improved health. So can you!

Our best in class weight loss program will design a customized solution to help you reach your weight loss goals. While nobody can expect weight loss surgery to work wonders, it is documented that patients undergoing one or the other of the surgical procedures are able to persistently lose weight and even more, are able to maintain their weight. The improvement of obesity comorbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or joint pain is evidenced by clinical studies done on the effects of lap band surgery, and other abdominal surgery procedures.

Located at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, the Marina Weight Loss Center is a program committed to successful weight-loss outcomes in a caring, warm, compassionate environment. Patients have direct access to a full range of treatments, including supervised diet plans and the latest bariatric surgery procedures.

Weight Loss Surgery Options at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Due to continual development and improvement, medical treatment for obesity is effective, safe and quickly advancing. The more popular surgical procedures opted for in Los Angeles are:

Regardless of the chosen method, it is crucial to adopt healthy eating habits and to regularly exercise. The ideal diet focuses not only on the quality of the food but on portioning also. Calorie-rich foods have to be avoided as far as possible. Physical exercises should include aerobic exercises that tone and strengthen muscles and the entire body. If the lifestyle changes are not permanent, there's a possibility of taking back the weight lost with so much work. For instance, for patients who decide to extract the lap band, turning back to previous eating habits and portions is a true temptation.

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 a 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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