Lift Your Mind, Body and Spirit

with Bariatric Surgery



What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure in which Dr. Naim removes portion of your stomach. Following the surgery, your stomach will have a vertical sleeve-like appearance, and will be able to hold approximately 100 to 150 mL. For most patients, this smaller stomach allows them to fill up more quickly, and dramatically decrease their food intake. Dr. Naim performs more sleeve gastrectomies than any other type of bariatric surgery, and it has a higher success rate than any other weight loss surgery.

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What is LAP-BAND Surgery?

LAP-BAND® is a minimally-invasive procedure performed using laparoscopes. Once 
you have healed, he will fill the band with saline solution. This
 will narrow the upper portion of your stomach, allowing food to only 
pass gradually. This reduces the size of your stomach, which means you can feel full after eating less. Many patients prefer LAP-BAND® over other types of bariatric surgery because it is reversible and does not involve staples or the removal of any portion of your stomach or intestines.

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What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Like other forms of bariatric surgery, such as sleeve gastrectomy and LAP-BAND, gastric bypass is not a quick-fix procedure. To see true and lasting results following surgery, patients must make significant changes in their diet and activity level. However, for patients who are dedicated to these lifestyle changes, the results of bypass surgery can be quite dramatic. In fact, many patients lose 10 to 20 pounds a month in the year after the procedure, and the average gastric bypass recipient loses half of his or her body weight in the first two years.

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What is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is generally performed one year after your bariatric surgery, or once you have reached your optimal and expected weight. Because tummy tucks are slightly more involved when performed on post-bariatric patients, they take two to three hours. Dr. Naim will make an incision between your hip bones, around the level of your pubic hair. Through this incision, he will reattach muscles and remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. Dr. Naim can provide you with a smoother, tighter stomach that matches your fit new body.

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Meet Dr. Naim

Dr_NaimDr. H. Joseph Naim received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and received his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City with a distinction in Research. He completed his residency in General Surgery at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was Chief Resident during his final year.


"I'm thrilled to death with my results. I feel 20 years younger, so much more energy, so much healthier. I feel I have a new lease on life. I really feel I have improved my health and thus my life. Thank you Dr. Naim."

− Deborah E. S.

"It has been a pleasure to know you and I appreciate very much how you put me at ease with our first appointment. You are an extremely gifted surgeon who has studied an area of medicine which has given the hopeless hope. For me, it has meant tremendous progress back to a sensible weight - a dream which I thought I could never attain."

− Priscilla A.

"Having Surgery has been the best thing I could have ever done in my life. I had seen three surgeons before Dr. Naim. He made me feel overjoyed. He is unbelievable. Since surgery I do not need C-Pap machine for my sleep apnea. No more blood pressure medications. No more stomach pills, and no more oxygen."

− Judith H.

"I have lost 34 pounds in 2 months and it has changed my life completely. I no longer have shortness of breath, or hunger pains. My eating habits have changed drastically. Sweets and fattening foods are no longer appetizing. I am more confident. I am happier with myself. I’m a new person."

− G. M.

"If you have to have gastric bypass done, then you should definitely, without a doubt, want Dr. Naim as a surgeon. It will change your life, and it's easy. You just have to follow his advice, his instructions, and remember that the surgery is just a tool. You need to make the change. I did and I look great. You can too. Thank you Dr. Naim. You're the best."

− Liliana

*Results may vary for each person and not guaranteed.

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California Sleeve Center
5450 Lincoln Blvd.
Playa Vista, CA 90094

(310) 305-9293

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