Dr. Patino is the Chief Medical Director of The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito, in El Cerrito, California and has been practicing 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 types 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 by 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. While supervising the house staff, he also supervised the residents in intensive care and directed all resuscitations. He provided surgical consultations ans 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 while maintaining 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) and completed a General Cosmetic Surgical Fellowship (2003-2004). In 2005, he opened The Cosmetic Surgical Center in El Cerrito and began performing all major cosmetic surgical procedures with minimal sedation by mouth and tumescent anesthesia. Dr. Patino has been offering the latest techniques in Cosmetic Surgery including the Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation, extended abdominoplasties, a variety of liposuction techniques, Fat Transfer to the breast and buttocks, hair transplantation and facial surgery.