Los Angeles Bariatric Surgeon
321 N. Larchmont Blvd., Ste. 505
Los Angeles, California 90004 US
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5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

I had a great experience with Dr.Naim

Dr.Naim has been there for me with my gastric sleeve procedure every step of the way. My starting weight was 205lbs back in April 2016 year Now April 2017 my weight is 122lbs. I appreciate him being so supportive... Thank you Dr.Naim!!!

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Awesome experience!!!!

I had a GREAT overall experience!!! Dr. Naim helped me regain my self confidence. I managed to gain 100 lbs during my pregnancy and Dr. Naim helped me shed that baby weight I thought I'd be doomed to keep. THANKS DR. NAIM!!!

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Naim is the BEST SURGEON EVER!!!

I'm Jessie, I'm 26 years old and I'm a patient of Dr. Naim. I was 320lbs and I went under bariatric surgery. I had the option of getting the sleeve, lap band, gastric bypass. I got the Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. Procedure wasn't painful at all, I was just a bit sore. I am currently 167lbs/ 5'7 in Height. My goal is to be 140-150lbs, so I'm almost there. My weight started to become a problem...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

All around great experience.

Dr Naim changed my life forever. My friend recommended him after many diets that did not work, now she looks great due to Dr. Naim. Now my turn like her I look great, but the most important is my health has gotten better. And now passed the great doctor's magic to a coworker who now looks great.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy


I saw Dr. Naiem back in 2010 for lap band. I was 250 lbs. I told him my desire and he listened to me. He was honest and recommended a gastric sleeve instead. I lost 108lbs and feel great!! Surgery is hard on the body but Dr.Naiem and his assistant Carolyn have a wonderful beside manner and are there for you!

5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

I had a great exprience.

I did gastric bypass, and lost about 150lb ,so happy with the result. also the staffs are super nice and caring and professional .the DR is always available for aftercare surgery, and answer to all your question and concerns patiently . their offices are very neat and clean and fully equipped.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

50 Year Old 255 Lbs Lost 98lbs and Kept It off Two Years. Los Angeles, CA

Dr Niam is a superb surgeon. Very experienced. He removed 85% of my gigantic stomach. Three small incisions on my belly are hardly visible today. They are perfectly thin and have no discoloration. I highly recommend Dr Niam for anyone needing a skilled bariatric surgeon.

Personal Statement

Dr. Naim is board certified in General Surgery and has a fellowship training in Bariatric Surgery. He is member of multiple Accredited Center for Bariatric surgery in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County. He has experience with over 3,000 cases of bariatric surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Consultation Fee

Free Consultation if you qualify

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Naim has hospital affiliations at Cedars Sinai Medical Center- St. Mary Medical Center- Silver Lake Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biology, University of Southern California - Los Angeles
    Medical: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, Chief Resident
    Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, University Medical Center, Princeton, NJ

Treatments offered at Advance Bariatric Center

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The gastric pouch is slightly prominent?

They probably mean that it's dilated or enlarged. Over time almost all Gastric Pouches dilate... Some surgeons have recommended to add a restrictive... READ MORE

What can I do about the bad breath after the balloon?

Try drinking some diet soda like 7 Up, Ginger Ale, or Canada Dry... They tend to wash the balloon and help you reduce the Bad Breath! Also try some... READ MORE

1year post gastric sleeve surgery, vomited blood. Should I be concerned? Also UC patiant

Because of the high dose cortisol, you are high risk for ulceration. Bleeding could be sign of that and could be dangerous to your health. Before you... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for VSG?

It seems like that you have a BMI of 35. That is a number calculated out of your height and weight! So the heavier and shorter you are, the higher... READ MORE

I'm 35 years old, weight 195 pounds and my height is 5'5". Can I get the Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery?

The answer is yes. Even though you are outside the gudlines fot insurance companies, you can stil have the Surgey! Your BMI is below 35 where most... READ MORE

Lapband to Sleeve revision: Is it difficult to find a certified Dr that will remove (and revise) lap band's placed by others?

This is a very common procedure. Lots of patients have problem with the Band and it's easy to find an experienced surgeon. Removal and Sleeve can be... READ MORE

BMI of 30 - is it worth getting the sleeve?

It is well known that the sleeve has better results than Band. It's hard to predict the results based on your BMI. If you lost 60 lbs from Band, you... READ MORE

I had a gastric bypass 13 years ago. I've been experiencing pain for the past couple of weeks and can not figure out why?

It's important for you to remember you don't have a normal anatomy! Gastric Bypass involves rerouting your small intestines, so as a result you are... READ MORE

I had the sleeve done in 2014. I weighed in at 250 lbs and I'm still at 220 lbs 3 years later. What am I doing wrong? (Photo)

That sounds like 10 lbs a month weight loss.... Not acceptable! I would want to study your Sleeev and make sure that it's not bigger than normal... READ MORE

What can I do about regaining weight after gastric sleeve? (Photos)

If the Sleeve is not helping you to get to your goal, then you need to evaluate possibly of Revision! Your options include Re-sleeve vs. Gastric... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Naim

H. Joseph Naim, MD, FACS has shared 2 before and after pictures with 3 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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