For Immediate Release
Amie Boersma
(310) 413-0269

Norwalk, Calif., October 1, 2019
– Coast Plaza Hospital (CPH) announced today that it now offering bariatric surgery services with one of the top bariatric surgeons in Los Angeles.  Services include Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, LAP band surgery, REALIZE band and revision for failed weight loss surgery. 

“We are thrilled to be able to offer these bariatric surgery options to our community,” said Patrick Rafferty, CEO of Coast Plaza Hospital.  “Living with obesity can have very serious consequences on health, and many patients have had great success improving their quality of life and well-being through these procedures.  We are proud to continue to follow our mission of providing affordable, high-quality, compassionate care to all through the hands of such a dedicated and qualified surgeon.” 

CPH began offering bariatric services in October of 2019 through Dr. Shyam L. Dahiya.  Dr. Dahiya comes to us with more than 20 years of experience in general and trauma surgery.  He is an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (ASMBS) designee and sits on the council of the California chapter of the ASMBS.  He is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), representing over five thousand surgeons and healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques worldwide.  By using state-of-the-art technology and equipment, he is able to perform these procedures in the most non-invasive manner with the shortest possible recovery times.  

For more information, or to find out if you are a candidate, please call us at (562) 335-6628.


About Coast Plaza Hospital

Coast Plaza Hospital is a 117-acute-bed hospital that has been serving Norwalk and the surrounding areas of Southeast Los Angeles county for over 55 years. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a licensed provider for Medicare and Medi-Cal programs, along with many HMOs, PPOs and managed care organizations. The hospital provides affordable, high-quality healthcare with consistency and compassion, and offers a wide range of services, including 24-hour adult and pediatric Emergency Department services, complete intensive care, critical care and progressive care services.  For more information visit