Thirty Eight Years Multi-Specialty Practice:
Dr. Patino is the Chief Medical Director of The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito, in El Cerrito, California.
Dr. Gabriel Patino has practiced medicine since 1981. He began training in a level I Trauma Center at the U.C. Davis General Surgery East Bay Program after graduating from medical school. While Dr. Patino was working in the trauma center, he had the opportunity to perform various kinds of major surgery. Dr. Patino then completed his internal medicine residency at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Patino is Board Certified and Re-Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
In 1989, Dr. Patino started his private practice as an emergency surgeon at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. He was the medical director of the surgical house staff at Saint Mary’s for ten years (1991-2001). Saint Mary’s was a major open heart surgery center. While at Saint Mary’s, Dr. Patino performed multiple emergency open heart surgeries on a daily basis for twelve years. He supervised the surgical house staff and the medical residents in intensive care and directed all resuscitations. He provided surgical consultations and assisted the Emergency Room Physicians with difficult intubations and complex lacerations.
In addition to his surgical training and experience, Dr. Patino practiced as an Emergency Room physician for a total of fourteen years and maintained privileges in over thirteen hospitals in California.
In 1997, Dr. Patino met one of the pioneers in Hair Transplantation while attending a symposium in Barcelona, Spain. He subsequently trained in hair transplantation (1998-2001). He then completed a General Cosmetic Surgical Fellowship (2003-2004).
In 2005 he opened The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito. He started performing all major cosmetic surgical procedures with minimal sedation by mouth and tumescent anesthesia. Dr. Patino has been offering the latest technology in Cosmetic Surgery including the transumbilical breast augmentation, extended abdominoplasties and a variety of liposuction techniques, fat transfers to the breasts and buttocks, hair transplants and facial surgery (2005). He introduced SmartLipo™ to his practice (2010).
Dr. Patino’s extensive combined multi-specialty training and experience in General Surgery, Emergency Open Heart Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Cosmetic Surgery makes him the ideal Cosmetic Surgeon.
Advanced Education and Training :
Dr. Patino is one out of approximately 500 surgeons in the world who have become a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, specializing in laser bodysculpting. Dr. Patino is Board Certified and Re-Certified twice by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
In addition, he holds current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support .
Multiple Professional Memberships:
Dr. Patino is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Patino is also a Fellow Member of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians, Member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and Member of the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Dr. Patino is a Fellow member of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery.
Dr. Patino is proud to announce that he is a fellow member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
There is a significant difference between a fellow doing a fellowship who is a student learning Cosmetic Surgery in an AACS approved fellowship and a Fellow member of the AACS who is someone like Dr. Patino who has demonstrated a level of academic achievement, skill and recognition and meets a multitude of pre requisites including Board Certification in the primary specialty, experience as a Cosmetic Surgery Professor teaching other surgeons, AACS Speaker at meetings, longstanding membership and participation in multiple recent meetings and workshops, case loads with operative reports with before and after photos with superior results and more.
The Fellow Membership is the highest level of membership at the AACS.
California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Board of Trustees
Elected Member (2018-2019)
Dr. Patino has designed a unique instrument that allows for the breast implants to be easily passed through the tunnels created from the umbilicus into the pockets under the muscle for sub muscular placement or under your breast gland for sub glandular placement. This instrument makes it easier for Dr. Patino to teach other doctors how to perform this procedure and also shortens the operative time to approximately 20 minutes.
Presenter/Speaker on Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Under Tumescent Anesthesia. 9th Annual Cosmetic Conference of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians – Scottsdale, Arizona October 24th, 2014.
Presenter/Speaker on Trans Abdominal Breast Augmentation Under Tumescent Anesthesia. 10th Annual Cosmetic Conference of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians – Orlando, Florida, October 10th, 2015.
Presenter/Speaker on Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Under Tumescent Anesthesia. 32nd Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Meeting – Hollywood, Florida, January 14th, 2016.
Presenter/Speaker on a simple approach to the neoumbilicus in abdominoplasty. 11th annual cosmetic conference of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians – Scottsdale, Arizona, September 10, 2016.
Presenter/Speaker on The Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Under Tumescent Anesthesia. 18th Annual California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Meeting. Newport Beach, California, October 30, 2016.
Presenter/Speaker on the Transumbilical Breast Augmentation under Tumescent Anesthesia at the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery 34th annual meeting-Newport Beach, California. April 27, 2018.
Presenter/Speaker on The Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Under Tumescent Anesthesia. 20th Annual California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Meeting. Hollywood , California, October 28, 2018.
Presenter/Speaker on The Transabdominal Silicone Breast Augmentation. 20th Annual California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Meeting. Hollywood , California, October 28, 2018.
Presenter/Speaker on The Transabdominal Breast Augmentation. 35th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Meeting. Orlando , Florida , February 1, 2019.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation workshop – December 9th & 10th, 2014.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation workshop – April 7th & 8th, 2016 (The American Society of Cosmetic Physicians)
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation workshop –August 18th and 19th, 2016. (The American Society of Cosmetic Physicians)
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation workshop – January 26th & 27th, 2017.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation workshop – July 13th & 14th, 2017.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation workshop – November 9th & 10th, 2017.
Transumbilical breast augmentation workshop-April 19th & 20th, 2018.
Dr. Patino is one of the few surgeons who are specially trained in the technique formally known as TransUmbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA). This workshop will provide more than just the necessary take home skills. Offering 19.5 CME’s, this Breast Augmentation Workshop will offer hands-on experience, tumescent guidance and superior technique teachings. Pre-Requisites required. *Hands-on available only to physicians with unrestricted California medical licences.
If you’re a doctor interested in attending Dr. Patino’s TUBA workshop, please contact our office at 510-957-9668 or follow this link to register:
American Society of Cosmetic Physicians
Dr. Patino is fluent in English, Spanish and French and he can communicate well in Italian, Portuguese and German.