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 specializes in bariatric surgery and 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

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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

Dr. Machado's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

5  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

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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Dr. Machado's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Machado to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Machado's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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...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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