Benjamin Shadle, MD
Our mission is to provide excellent, cutting edge, and individualized bariatric surgical care in a supportive, compassionate environment. We promise a life-long commitment to our patients.
Benjamin Shadle, MD
If you are suffering from morbid obesity and are searching for a resolution, the Sacramento Bariatric and Metabolic Institute offers hope and a new start in life.
Dr. Benjamin Shadle, founder of Sacramento Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is a skilled, fellowship trained, and board certified surgeon dedicated to giving cutting edge, excellent surgical care. Dr. Shadle and his staff are committed to giving each patient individualized and compassionate care that does not end after surgery, but continuesthroughout the patient's life.
The best thing I ever did for myself was having a gastric bypass. I underwent a bypass on January 7, 2011. Prior to my procedure, I was a skeptic and was very against bariatric surgery for years. Being a Family Practice Doctor, I had seen poor outcomes from the surgery when it was not performed by reputable surgeons at Centers of Excellence. However, when I hit 330 lbs. and after a close family member had surgery and did well, I decided to investigate the procedure further. I have the unlucky genetics that diabetes; coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and asthma run strongly on both sides of my family. I knew that if I did not make serious changes in my life and in my weight, by the time I was 40, I would be diabetic and on medications for cholesterol and high blood pressure and by 50 would likely have heart problems.
I met Dr. Shadle, while he was completing his fellowship in bariatric surgery, in Fresno, CA. He was involved with my case from my initial consult, pre-op, surgery and post-op visits. He was always very kind and compassionate when we talked and was never judgmental about my weight or the many questions I asked regarding gastric bypass. He is a genuine person who truly cares about his patients. He doesn't just put on a persona in the office, but really cares. As a patient or potential patient, you can rest assured, that Dr. Shadle and his staff will be your support along the entire journey and not just for the surgery.
The most important things I have learned through my journey are, that gastric bypass is a tool and not the answer. It has helped me tremendously in that I rarely stress binge eat, as now it makes me sick. I certainly eat less and my tastes have also changed. I crave healthy foods such as pink grapefruit and snow peas instead of pizza and burgers. But it is a tool, and I still have to work at making healthy food choices and exercise. Very important to my success is my newfound passion for exercise. I feel fabulous after I work out and can really see the changes in my body as well.
Undergoing bariatric surgery has changed my life in so many wonderful ways. I am no longer ashamed of my weight, or my health. I feel that I can actually live what I strive to help my patients achieve- a healthy lifestyle and not be a hypocrite in the recommendations I make to my patients. I am proud of who I am and work hard to continue to lose the weight and live healthy. As of March 31, 2012, I have lost 115lbs. I am still working hard to lose the remaining 70-75 lbs. that I would like to lose. My journey has also inspired me to take a fellowship in bariatric medicine so I can use my medical background and personal experience to help others in their weight loss journey.-Marcy , Physician
- Compassionate Doctor and Staff
- Staff walks patients through every step of the process of getting to surgery.
- Impeccable surgical skill and technique.
- Broad knowledge base, as proven by Dr. Shadle's high board scores and board certification on the first try.
- Dr. Shadle's lifetime commitment to his patients.
Some of our most asked about procedures: Gastric Bypass Surgery, Lapband (Laparoscopic Gastric Banding), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy
Areas Served: Sacramento, West Sacramento, Arden-Arcade, North Highlands, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, Woodland, Davis, Rocklin, Elk Grove