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Dr. Shahram Salimitari

Shahram Salimitari, MD is a fellowship-trained laparoscopic/bariatric surgeon in Los Angeles. He graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine, and earned a Master’s Degree in Physiology from the Chicago Medical School. In pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming a surgeon, he obtained his M.D. degree from the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Salimitari undertook his General Surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago and continued his training with a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery specializing in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the University of South Florida.

Upon completing his surgical training, Dr. Salimitari moved to California and founded the West Medical Center. His main focus in practice is the highest level of care for all patients. Dr. Salimitari shares his personal cellphone numbers with all his patients and has always made himself available to his patients. He consults with patients throughout the Southern California area and specializes in weight loss surgery with a focus on Minimally Invasive and Robotic Weight Loss Surgery.

Dr. Salimitari believes that active involvement in the care of his patients is crucial to helping them attain their goals for a healthier life.


  • Bariatric and General Surgery

  • Robotic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Weight Loss Surgery

  • Gastric Balloon

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • LAP-BAND Surgery

Medical School



  • Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery. University of South Florida

Certifications & Licenses

  • Da Vinci Robotics System

  • ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System

  • LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Clinical Immersion

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy MasterClass

Continuing Education

  • Metabolic Syndrome: A Growing Epidemic

  • Diagnosing and Treating Overweight and Obese Patients

  • Revisions and Conversions of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • Intragastric Balloon – A Reasonable Approach

  • EMBS: Integrated Sensor and Informatics for Personalized Obesity Care and Prevention


  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

  • American Medical Association

  • American College of Surgeons

Southern California’s Top Choice for Medical Weight Loss Surgery and Vein Treatment

Danielle W., Verified Patient
Danielle W., Verified Patient
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From walking into the door to having my procedure, everyone was extremely welcoming and all smiles. I loved my experience and it’s the standard to how medical professionals should make you feel.
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Ashley Z., Verified Patient
Ashley Z., Verified Patient
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I made such a great decision - especially in doing it at West Medical. I am someone who needs support and guidance when needed and West Medical definitely provided that to me. The process was seamless.
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Grant W., Verified Patient
Grant W., Verified Patient
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All questions and concerns were answered openly. I was surprised to speak to the surgeon that performs the procedure. His openness was refreshing.
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Dawn T., Verified Patient
Dawn T., Verified Patient
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I had a great experience today at West Medical. Everyone was professional and made me feel calm and relaxed during my vein treatment. The doctor., the Ultrasound Tech, the RN (who actually did my injections) and the assistant were all fantastic.
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Judy A., Verified Patient
Judy A., Verified Patient
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I really enjoy this place! The staff is so awesome. The staff really seem to care and take an interest in what's going on. They are wonderful and so sweet and always working hard. The doctors take their time answering any questions and never make you feel rushed. I am so glad to have found West Medical Weight Loss & Vein Treatment Care.
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Deirdre W., Verified Patient
Deirdre W., Verified Patient
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The doctor, Arlene and all at West Medical in Tarzana, CA, have been so professional, thorough and kind. Looking forward to my procedure to rid my legs of spider veins and feel confident in wearing shorts again!
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Susie W., Verified Patient
Susie W., Verified Patient
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Everyone in the office is very pleasant and very helpful making appointments as well as during your treatment. The doctor was very sincere and really tries to explain things so that the patient understands. I would not hesitate to recommend West Medical to any of my friends
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Miki P., Verified Patient
Miki P., Verified Patient
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I found all the staff and doctors wonderful. Not only did I lose the weight I wanted but learned alot about nutrition. I would and have Recommended West Medical to everyone.
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Convenient Locations Throughout Southern California

17609 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 106
Encino, CA 91316

250 E. Yale Loop
Suite E
Irvine, CA 92604

2572 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90806

9220 Haven Ave.
Suite 320
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

1280 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003

4927 Calloway Dr.
Suite 102
Bakersfield, CA 93312

1808 S. Central St.
Visalia, CA 93277

2601 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 9286

4640 Lincoln Blvd.
Suite 718B
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

14662 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780

3828 Delmas Terr.
Culver City, CA 90232

18425 Burbank Blvd
Suite 102
Tarzana, CA 91356

9301 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 405A
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1739 W. Ave. J
Lancaster, CA 93534

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