Dr. Laura Machado

M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.
Dr. Laura Machado

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 advance laparoscopic surgery and she received advanced laparoscopic Bariatric training at Montefiore Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery and she prepared to begin 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 (LABS 1).

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 contributes 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.