Lap-Band doctor
Dr. Davtyan, MD, FACS, FICS



  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Bariatric Medicine
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology

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  • John Wayne Cancer Institute: Los Angeles, Ca
  • University of Texas, Houston, Tx
  • UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Ca
  • Hospital Broussais, Paris France


  • Medical Director: NewHope Bariatrics Weight Loss Center
  • Medical Director: Tarzana Surgery Center Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Medical Director: Mission Community Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Teacher: Cedars Sinai Medical Center Surgical Oncology
  • Program Director: Hollywood Community Hospital Bariatric Surgery
  • Consultant: City of Hope National Cancer Center, Department of Surgical Oncology


  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons-FACS
  • Fellow of the International College of Surgeons-FICS
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal an Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Cancer Society Board of Directors: Los Angeles Chapter
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Southern California Academy of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • American Cancer Society award
  • Strathmore’s WHO’S WHO
  • Co-Chairman Physician Advisory Board

Choosing an experienced and knowledgeable surgeon is the most important decision a patient can make.


When choosing a surgeon it’s critical to ask the right questions
For example: What are his qualifications? How long has he been
doing this particular procedure? Where did he study? How well
is he acknowledged in the medical community?

And, in the case of bariatric surgery… How well does he
understand your ongoing frustration with weight-loss?

Dr. David Davtyan is one of the most experienced LapBand surgeons in the United States.


As a LapBand patient himself, Dr. Davtyan possesses a deep understanding of what itmeans to struggle with obesity and the physical and psychological problems that being severely overweight can cause. He also knows how well this procedure works and how to avoid potential pitfalls that can interfere with weight-loss success.

A pioneering surgeon.
A pioneering patient.

The LAP-BAND® procedure was developed in Brussels by Dr. Guy-Bernard Cadiere, a world-renowned pioneer of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Dr. Davtyan was so impressed with the procedure’s safety and remarkable success, he not only became one of the first surgeons to travel to Belgium to learn the technique, he returned a year later to have the procedure himself. When it received FDA approval in April 2001, Dr. Davtyan became one of the first U.S. surgeons to offer the Lap-Band surgery, and the first in California to perform the procedure at an outpatient surgery center. Dr. Davytan also performs Sleeve Gastroectomy and Single-Incision Laparoscoptic surgery (SILS).

Experience equals expertise.

As one of the first U.S. surgeon to perform the Lap-Band procedure in 2001, Dr. Davytan
brings a level of excellence and expertise to the procedure that few other surgeons can
offer. His exceptional credentials, coupled with his compassion for the problem and,
as a Lap-Band patient himself, his success with the solution, make him a unique
resource for every patient.

Before, during and after.

Comprehensive support, from consultation through surgery and beyond, is the hallmark of Dr. Davytan’s treatment program.

Each consultation is complimentary, as are all follow-up support regimens, including
comprehensive weight loss programs, diet counseling, recipes, medications, online
support systems, nutritional counseling, exercise programs, and lifestyle coaching.

For patients who have reached their weight loss goals, we also offer cosmetic procedures
such as liposuction, abdominoplsty (tummy-tuck), brachioplasty (arm tuck), thighplasty
(thigh lift) and total body lift.

Read what Dr. Davtyan’s patients have to say

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    South Coast LapBand, 10900 Warner Ave # 121
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Ph no. 714-777-7868