Laura Machado

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 49 ratings

Laura Machado Bariatric Surgeon M.D.,F.A.C.S.
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6 yr Experience

6 yr in Bariatrics

10 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

6 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

95% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 70+


  • About Me

    I understand the personal struggle with obesity and how it affects many aspects of a patient's life. I take the long-term care of my patients seriously. Successful bariatric surgery begins with solid surgical skills. The maintenance of success depends on the amount of support and resources offered to patients following surgery. If you are looking for a quality, comprehensive program with long-term support, we are here for you!

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    Dr. Machado was raised in Modesto, California knowing she wanted to by a physician from a very early age. She graduated with honors from California State University, Stanislaus in 1990 and received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California, San Diego in 1995. Dr. Machado completed her surgical residency at the University of California, Davis in 2000. She remained in the Sacramento region as she entered private practice in 2000 performing Trauma and General Surgery.

    Dr. Machado had the good fortune study under some of the best surgeons in the country. Her interests were more centered around advanced laparoscopic surgery and she received additional Laparoscopic Bariatric training at Montefiore Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery as she developed her bariatric program. Dr. Machado is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS) and the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Machado was also a participating surgeon in a National Institute of Health landmark research study on bariatric surgery outcomes.

    Dr. Machado has served as the Director of Bariatric Services at Mercy San Juan Medical Center since 2003 and has led that program to numerous certifications over the years. Dr. Machado is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at California Northstate University College of Medicine and enjoys contributing to the education of medical students in the region.

    Dr. Machado has an honest, upfront approach to patient care and understands the disease of obesity. She is approachable and puts the care of her patients first and foremost.

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  • Latest Reviews See all 49 reviews
    avatar cflask on Aug. 4, 2012

    Dr. Laura Machado is the BEST! She explains everything you need to know in detail and is right there with you every step of the way. She's so down to earth, unlike other doctors I've seen. After my surgery she even checked on More...

    avatar Carl S. on March 7, 2012

    When I first met Dr. Machado, I was completely put at ease. She has such a caring down home demeanor. I appreciate her honesty and candor. When I came to her office for the first time I was met by Jill and Jennifer, her front More...

    avatar lapband916 on Nov. 23, 2011

    My first impression of Dr. Machado was that she was down to earth. I actually thought she was an assistant when I attended her orientation. She is not pretentious whatsoever. She puts you at ease right away. I still feel that way six months after More...

  • Location
    Sacramento, CA 95841
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