Dr. Ruby Gatschet is proud to have the opportunity to serve the South Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta areas. Originally born and raised in central Massachusetts, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by her Medical Doctorate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. During her training, she most enjoyed learning about the processes of performing surgical procedures and being a part of the surgical team, and ultimately decided to pursue a residency in general surgery.
She then traveled to the central San Joaquin Valley to complete her residency in General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco in Fresno, where she was drawn most to learning about advanced laparoscopy. She stayed in Fresno to also complete a one-year, high-volume fellowship program with Advanced Laparoscopic Surgical Associates.
She ultimately selected bariatric surgery as a career path because of its positivity and in-depth involvement of the patient in achieving his or her goals towards health and wellness. “While the surgery is a very important part of achieving health and weight loss goals, the pre-and post-operative education process is just as important. In many ways, we are enabling our patients with the tools to succeed."
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family visiting the many attractions in the Lodi and Sacramento areas, visiting the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe, gardening, and skiing.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people who walk through my doors.”
Michael Jaramillo is the go-to person when Prestige patients have questions about their individual surgery processes. Patients get to know Mike very well, as he handles patient intake, scheduling, insurance authorization and guides them from their initial consult with
“I am excited to work for a doctor who makes patient care her No. 1 goal.”
Dr. Gatschet to surgery preparation.
Mike enjoys working with Dr. Gatschet and seeing first-hand how bariatric surgery changes peoples’ lives.
“I’m excited to work for a doctor who makes patient care her No. 1 goal,” he said.
Michael has a state medical-assisting license and state phlebotomy license. He also has general contractor’s license. He enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with his three children.
Shariem Stuart is an integral part of the Prestige team. Patients get to know her quickly as she works with new patients and helps them schedule their surgeries, get insurance authorization and helps them with any questions along their journeys to weight loss.
Shariem has been a certified medical assistant for 10 years.
“I’m passionate about helping others, and I love working at Prestige Bariatric,” she said.
Shariem has two children, ages 9 and 13. When she’s not busy helping people change their lives and raising children, she enjoys baseball, football and all things sports.