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Frequently Asked Questions

Many patients have a lot of questions before they see our providers in person. It is normal to want more information about something as personal and important as weight loss. With this in mind, we’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions that our practice receives about weight loss.


Do you take my insurance?

We will happily work with all PPO insurance plans, and we are in network with MetLife, Cigna, Guardian, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield. We have years of experience working with medical insurance plans and will help you maximize and understand benefits. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, give us a call today!

How long have your physicians been in practice?

Dr. Shabatian and Dr. Salimitari established the practice in 2009. Our team has decades of experience in successfully treating patients with obesity and vein conditions.

What are the benefits of Gastric Sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery has become the most widely used bariatric procedure for good reason. It safely and effectively reduces appetite over time, making it far easier for patients to make the necessary dietary changes needed to achieve long-term weight loss.

Will I have excess skin after my procedure?

After losing a great amount of weight, it is not uncommon to be left with some excess skin. Each person is different in the quantity of excess tissue that remains. There are a number of extremely safe and effective plastic surgeries that can effectively deal with these issues.

How long does recovery from Gastric Sleeve take?

Most of our gastric sleeve patients go home the same day or the next morning and return to work within a week!

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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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