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.