About Us

CoolSculpting┬« is a noninvasive treatment that helps remove unwanted body fat. This procedure is for men and women who want to treat stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. In addition to CoolSculpting┬«, Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates also offers a range of surgical procedures including Gastric Bypass (aka Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass), Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, and Revisional Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Laura Machado

M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

Dr. Laura Machado

Dr. Machado graduated with honors from California State University, Stanislaus and received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Machado completed her surgical residency at the University of California, Davis. She entered private practice in 2000 performing Trauma and General Surgery.

Dr. Machado received Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric training at Montefiore Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery. She 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. 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.

Julie Breton

Practice Manager

Julie Brenton

Julie is the Practice Manager for Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates. Julie has over 30 years of experience in various areas of medicine, initially trained as a practical nurse in Canada. Julie is a CoolSculpting certified provider and received advanced training to properly and safely perform treatments to maximize results and outcomes.

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