Dr. Laura Machado, MD

Dr. Laura Machado, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Female  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Laura Machado, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in bariatric surgery and surgery.

Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates

5769 Greenback Ln Ste 1

Sacramento, CA 95841
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Machado performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 82% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 79% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
more than 70% of peers

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated



Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University of California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Machado has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy San Juan Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Machado is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Machado's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Machado to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Machado's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Charges an additional $3,200 “program fee” for a sleeve and $4,200 for a bi-pass that is not covered by any insurance. Staff is extremely rude and difficult and no matter what’s going on you will never get a call back from the doctor. They seemed so nice at the seminar and initial visit but I...more
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in Sacramento, CA
Never have I ever spoke to such a rude doctor. I'm very blessed that she was not my surgeon!!! She has and unprofessional attitude and treats patients with no respect.
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in Valley Springs, CA
Awsome doctor! The best! I had been preauthorized with 3 other providers and kept cancelling because I was not confident in the providers or their staff. Dr. Machado was thorough and did a complete exam on me. Her follow through and bedside manner are great. Her staff is awesome too! I would...more
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My husband received a lap band with Dr. Machado and had lost over 50 lbs so far. She is so down to earth and made us feel comfortable right away. She and her team are fabulous, we are very lucky to have found her! She is easy to get ahold of, and the wait times at the office are minimal. I would...more
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