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Bariatric Care

Our program is the longest standing private practice Bariatric Program in the greater Sacramento area. We were the first program in the United States to be officially accredited by the American Society for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, back in 1999. 

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Laparoscopic Operations Performed

  • Roux en Y Gastric Bypass

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • LAP-Band 

  • Revision Surgery

-The cornerstone of our program:
The road to bariatric success is not just with an operation,
The key to lifelong health and happiness is:
Improved Eating Habits
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Bariatric Surgery
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Regular Exercise
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Dr. Patching believes in getting the patient as healthy as possible prior to surgery to absolutely minimize operative risk. Our program has one of the lowest complication rates in the country because of this approach. Very importantly, our program will follow ALL of our bariatric patients for life, minimizing weight regain and long term complications. We are with you for the “long haul.”

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“Bariatric Care is not just an operation.  We do not believe in the term “Weight Loss Surgery.”   You will lose a lot of weight during this process, but the main goal of true Bariatric care is to vastly improve your health and happiness.”   To focus only on weight loss is to lose sight of the many ways our program can improve your life.  


Our patients cite:

-Improved self esteem-

-Increased energy & vitality-

-Having more fun-

-Fitting in the clothes you really want- 


And doing all of the little things...

-Crossing your legs-

-Being able to tie your shoes-

-Feeling comfortable in a bathing suit-

-Fitting in airline seats-

-Going on walks-

-Playing on the ground with your children-

Our Philosophy

Our main focus in the care of morbidly obesity is not just for the patient to lose weight, but to become healthier and happier as well.   As soon as a new patient walks into our office, we want to give them HOPE.


Most people entering our program no longer believe they can beat this disease.  Our program offers a path to lifelong success, and permanently keeping the weight off

To bolster our program further we are also working with experts on how to address ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and the role they play in self destructive behaviors in adult life. 

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We invite all people struggling with morbid obesity to join us in our welcoming informational seminar.
Learn how we can help you by calling... (916)-568-5564
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Every Thursday:   9:30am-11:00am

The Process

How is our program different?

     "There are many Bariatric Programs out there which are, 'Surgery First Centers.' We do not believe in this approach. Bariatric Care is not just a surgery. The surgery is only a part of what makes up true Bariatric Care.

     The best Bariatric Care is more about self-discovery than anything else. When this becomes your focus, and not a number on the scale, the transformation which follows is life changing.

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     On the whole, people who suffer from the disease of obesity happen to be some of the most selfless people I have had the pleasure in meeting. They have been putting others in front of themselves for so many years that in many ways they lost who they were. We are here to tell you, it's time to put yourself first.

     This is why, when self-discovery and growth become the center of their focus and care, there is no limit to what can be accomplished." 


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I had a Sleeve Gastrectomy in June 2019. Dr. Patching's approach to eating behaviors and exercise is exactly what I had hoped for. This process is not an,"easy fix." You have to do the work. The advice, tools, and follow up visit have made this life changing for me. I know several other people that have had bariatric procedures and didn't have the follow up plan like Dr. Patching has, and consequently have not had the same success. Everyday my journey gets better. I'm living my best life. Thank you Dr. Patching and staff.

L.M., November 3rd, 2019

*Out of respect for patient privacy, and in compliance and accordance with HIPAA, we have used stock imagery to represent our patient and their experience.  All quotes are in fact from patient's directly.

Additional Support

We have been very proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the years. However, we also have realized that many patient's need additional resources of support in order to be successful. 

This is why, in 2018, we decided to introduce BP Wellness Advisement to our patients. Brett is an excellent resource and has proven to be an incredibly valuable asset for a number of patients. 

If you feel you need highly personalized support and a wholistic approach, we strongly recommend that you check out his website and schedule a consult today!

Physical Health
Mental Health


4 Pillars of Health

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Live nutritional tracking through an app. Learn how to eat a healthy balanced diet to fit your lifestyle, and start understanding how your body reacts to the food you're eating. Utilize different tacticts to make prepping meals much easier and less stressful.




Behavior is the foundation of our work together. Learn to unlearn some of the unhealthy subconscious habits you may be repeating every day. Find out how and why these developed in the first place, in order to understand how to change your future outcome. Consistent, intentional communication is paramount on your road to healing. Let us help you manage and cope with stress so day to day life doesn't to feel so difficult anymore.


You may not be getting as good of sleep as you think. Begin sleep tracking to start gaining a better understanding of your specific sleep patterns. Utilize this information to enact specific tactics to greatly imrove your sleep and energy levels.

Core Exercise

Learn how to build a whole new relationship with exercise. Exercise can mean many different things to many different people. Let's find a form, or multiple forms of exercise/activity that you can enjoy on your own or amongst your family and friends.

Relationship-Based Care

LIVE Nutritional Tracking

Monthly appointments

Personalized Programing

LIVE support


"Work with someone who truly cares about your health and wellness."

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Wellness Advisement

Come Check us out!

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Sign-Up For Your Consultation Today!

"Discover what's inside, and re-discover yourself."
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Sacramento Office

Monday-Friday  ||  9am-5pm

(Lunch:   12pm-2pm)

Steve Patching MD

Make an appointment to learn more about bariatric care. Begin with a bariatric surgery informational session where you will learn more about the program and the different operations available.

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