Ismael Cabrera Garcia, MD is a Board Certified bariatric surgeon that is very skilled at performing any weight-loss surgeries.
Mexico Bariatric Center currently offers all the major weight loss surgeries including:
- Gastric sleeve
- Gastric bypass
- Gastric banding
- Duodenal switch
- Revision surgeries
Dr. Cabrera Performing Single Incision Gastric Sleeve
Types of Weight Loss Surgeries
Bariatric surgeries are divided into two separate categories: restrictive and malabsorptive. The 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.
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.
The malabsorptive technique is when a patient’s intestines are rerouted to reduce the calories absorbed. Malabsorptive is a very powerful technique that is used with the restrictive technique, in the RNY gastric bypass and duodenal switch.
Gastric Sleeve gastrectomy 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 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 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.
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 has performed dozens of these types of surgeries. View some of his recent weight loss surgery success stories.