bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. Image of bariatric surgeon, Dr. Ismael Cabrera performing laparoscopic surgery.

Ismael Cabrera Garcia, MD is a Board Certified bariatric surgeon and very skilled at performing all the major weight loss surgeries. Mexico Bariatric Center currently offers all the major weight loss surgeries including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric banding, duodenal switch and revision surgeries.

Types of Weight Loss Surgeries

Bariatric surgeries are divided into two separate categories: restrictive and malabsorptive. Restrictive technique is when the stomach’s capacity is reduced to facilitate weight loss. The restrictive technique is the main component of the Lap-Band system (gastric banding), gastric sleeve, sleeve plication and gastric balloon.

Malabsorptive technique is when a patient’s intestines are rerouted to reduce the calories absorbed. Malabsorptive is a vary powerful technique that is currently used, in combination with the restrictive technique, in the rny gastric bypass and duodenal switch.


Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Gastric Sleeve Surgery, otherwise known as vertical sleeve gastectomy, is a weight loss surgery that produces weight loss by restricting the size of the stomach. Dr. Cabrera performs this procedure laparoscopically, removing as much as 80% of the stomach.


Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Gastric bypass, otherwise known as roux-en-y (RNY) gastric bypass, is a weight loss procedure that uses two techniques to achieve weight loss.  Gastric bypass produces weight loss via two techniques: malabsorptive and restrictive.


Gastric Banding in Mexico

Gastric banding surgery is more commonly known as the Lap-Band system, a specific brand of implants used in the surgery. Only one other brand, the REALIZE system, is FDA approved for weight loss surgery.


Gastric Plication in Mexico

Gastric Plication is an upcoming surgery that folds the stomach into self into itself to reduce the stomach capacity size. There are very few complications and risks with this procedure.


Bariatric Surgery Revisions in Mexico

Ismael Cabrera, MD, is capable of performing bariatric surgery revisions. Under his training of Dr. Juan Corvala, Dr. Cabrera cut his teeth to learn various weight loss surgery revisions. Today, the most common revision surgeries are Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) to Gastric Sleeve conversions. Dr. Cabrera, along with his partner, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela have performed dozens of these types of surgeries. View some of his recent weight loss surgery success stories.