Dr. Laura Machado, MD

Dr. Laura Machado, MD

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Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
50 y/o
(20)

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Dr. Laura Machado, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates

5769 Greenback Ln Ste 1

Sacramento, CA 95841
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Insurance Accepted

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Machado's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Machado performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Machado performs this procedure more than 77% of her peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Machado performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 55% of her peers

Dr. Machado performs this procedure more than 55% of her peers

Obesity
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Machado treats Obesity more than 38% of her peers

Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 38% of her peers

Dr. Machado's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Diabetes
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

About Me

Biography

Dr. Laura Machado, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of California Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of California
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2003
2000
1996
1995

Awards

Dr. Machado's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Machado

3.4

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(10)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
15%
(3)
1 Star
25%
(5)

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Dr. Machado's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Wonderful doctor and helpful staff. One thing people may not know is Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates also offers CoolSculpting.
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Dr. Machado is amazing and has changed my life forever. Her straight up straight talk approach makes your medical decisions easy to make
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She is nicest and most charming doctor you will find. She always takes her time with and you never feel like she is trying to rush you out. After my wife’s surgery everyone that we bumped into at the hospital could not say enough things about her and either can we.
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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 have seen them be nasty to so many patients while waiting in the waiting room. Find another doctor!
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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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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 recommend her in a heart beat!
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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 highly recommend her to anyone!
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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