DOCTOR SPOTLIGHT: David G. Davtyan, MD, FACS, FICS
Dr. Davtyan, Lap-Band Surgeon and Lap-Band Patient
Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA
"Laparoscopic gastric banding really changed my life and I know that it will change the life of many others who choose the Lap-Band System like I did."
Dr. David G. Davtyan is an experienced LapBand® surgeon in Los Angeles. He possesses a deep understanding of the gastric banding procedure because he is a LapBand® patient himself.
Approved by the FDA in June 2001, the LAP-BAND Weight Loss Surgery System is the only adjustable weight loss surgery available in the United States. It induces weight loss by reducing the capacity of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. The diameter of the band is adjustable to meet your individual needs, which can change as you lose weight.
After fighting with obesity for many years and not finding any long-term weight loss results from diets, exercise and medications, Dr. Davtyan learned about this new weight loss procedure, the Lap-Band System. He discovered the Lap-Band System offered many advantages and benefits that other weight loss surgeries or treatments did not offer. The Lap-Band procedure improved his health and changed his life. After living with the Lap-Band, Dr. Davtyan developed a profound interest in this revolutionary procedure. He studied the procedure with Lap-Band pioneer, Guy-Bernard Cadiere in Brussels and became one of the first doctors to perform the Lap-Band in the states following FDA approval in 2001.
We asked Dr. Davtyan why he preferred the Lap-Band weight loss procedure. "The Lap-Band is my passion and my personal victory against obesity, therefore, my preferred method for significant and sustained weight loss. The Lap-Band has unmatched benefits compared to other treatments available for weight loss such as gastric bypass. The Lap-Band is a reliable, minimally invasive weight loss procedure thus; there is no cutting, stapling or re-routing. Also, with the Lap-Band there is no dumping syndrome, malabsorption or vitamin deficiency. The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes and surgery can be performed safely in an outpatient facility."
Lap-Band patients can go home the same day. The Lap-Band, which was approved by the FDA in 2001, does not require special diets or weight loss pills and patients can eat their favorite foods. One of the most attractive benefits is that it has a faster recovery time and it can be adjusted and reversed at any time. It also has fewer side effects and less risks of complications; thus, higher patient satisfaction.
People, who suffer from obesity and its related co-morbidities such as sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension, joint pain, asthma, and gastro- esophageal reflux disease (GERD), now have access to a safe, minimally invasive and long-term weight loss procedure.
Dr. Davtyan believes the Lap-Band was the best decision he ever made to solve his weight problems and improve his quality of life.
Check out the before and after gallery of Dr. Davtyan’s patients who got the LapBand System. As a result, they have regained their health and reached their ideal weight goals.