Dr. Laura Machado and Sacramento Bariatric voted Sacramento's Top Bariatric Surgeon
read the Sacramento Magazine Story here
We offer the Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, and Gastric Sleeve procedures.
Please call us at 916-338-7200 or email us at info@sacbar.com


Our Staff

Laura L. Machado, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Machado is the founder and medical director of Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates. She formed Sacramento Bariatric in an effort to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art surgical care for patients who suffer from morbid obesity. Dr. Machado graduated with honors from California State University, Stanislaus in 1990 with a degree in biological sciences. She 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 Medical Center and entered private practice in July 2000.

Dr. Machado's patients have benefited from her advanced laparoscopic skills and experience. She received advanced laparoscopic Bariatric training at Montefiore Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2003. She is an active member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and a participating surgeon in an NIH research project, LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery).

Dr. Machado is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She brings an honest, personal approach to patient care and believes in the importance of long-term care after weight loss surgery.


Kylie Nuckols PA-C, Physician Assistant

Kylie joined Sacramento Bariatric in 2010

Ruth Magee, Bariatric Coordinator

Sacramento Bariatric is fortunate to have a dedicated Bariatric coordinator of Ruth's caliber. Ruth brings over 19 years of medical office management experience to our program. She is an expert in insurance coding and authorizations. Ruth is the person that helps our patients navigate through the insurance approval process. She will also be coordinating your progress through our program. This includes preoperative testing and authorization, surgery scheduling, and postoperative follow-up. Ruth is one of the most dedicated professionals in her field and truly cares about the well being of our patients.


Kathy Sheffield MS, RD, MFT, Nutrionist and Psychotherapist

Kathy has developed an interest in Bariatric patients and assists our patients in various ways. She assists some patients preoperatively in order to make effective nutritional changes that they will incorporate and continue following surgery. As Bariatric surgery is a life-changing event, she also works with our postoperative patients at various phases in their progression following surgery. She also is a regular leader of our monthly support groups. Kathy completes the spectrum of a full-service, comprehensive Bariatric program.


Julie French, Medical Receptionist and Surgery Coordinator

Julie French is the friendly voice on the phone when you contact us. She helps patients coordinate their preoperative test, scheduling needs and postoperative visits. Julie provides quality customer service to all our patients.


Medical Receptionist

Jennifer Walton


Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates
5769 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, Ca 95841

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