Each day, approximately 1/3 of Americans battle the disease of obesity- many of them struggling with numerous unsuccessful diets for years. Obesity affects not only self-esteem and self-image, but it affects one’s health and quality of life. Studies show that bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, is the single “most effective and long lasting treatment for morbid obesity and many related conditions, but now mounting evidence suggests it may be among the most effective treatments for metabolic diseases and conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea.”

For patients suffering from morbid obesity, the Sacramento Bariatric and Metabolic Institute offers hope and a new start in life. Dr. Benjamin Shadle, founder of the Sacramento Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, is a skilled minimally invasive bariatric surgeon dedicated to giving cutting edge, excellent, and compassionate surgical care. Dr. Ruby Gatschet has recently joined the bariatric care team at the Sacramento Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.  Both Dr. Shadle and Dr. Gatschet are passionate about helping their patients get back to truly living life.

Drs. Shadle and Gatschet are board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and both fellowship trained in bariatric surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Shadle and Dr. Gatschet perform all bariatric procedures (the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding) as well as revisional surgeries laparoscopically. The Sacramento Bariatric and Metabolic Institute boasts a comprehensive bariatric program that includes pre- and postoperative nutritional counseling for patients and their families, as well as support groups, and life-long follow up. Our bariatric care team is dedicated to help you succeed with your health and weight loss goals. 

There is no program fee for bariatric surgery at the Sacramento Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and most insurance plans are accepted. Dr. Shadle, Dr. Gatschet and the bariatric care team serve patients throughout Northern California including patients living in Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Davis, Lodi, and as far north as Chico and Redding. To better serve our patients, we have care centers in Sacramento, Roseville, and Davis.

To learn more about surgical weight loss or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shadle or Dr. Gatschet, please fill out the "Request a Consultation" form on the left hand side of this page, or contact our office at 916.688.7000. We look forward to helping and supporting you on your weight loss journey to a healthier life.

Dr. Shadle and Dr. Gatschet are  proud Sutter Independent Physicians providers. They also work within the Dignity Health system (formerly Sacramento Mercy Health system) as well. Both of our bariatric surgeons are on staff at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Mercy San Juan, and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento.