Surgical Team and Staff

Dr. Ismael Cabrera and Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela work with dedicated health professionals who love helping people. Dr. Gallardo is a member of Dr. Cabrera’s team that supports bariatric surgeries. He is also working as a vice-principal of the Hospital Mi Doctor in Tijuana, Mexico.

Dr. Ismael Cabrera is a board-certified bariatric and metabolic surgeon who has been in practice since 2009. He has completed over 4,000 bariatric surgeries with his dedicated surgical team and maintains strongly successful in surgical outcomes, with a complication rate just above zero percent.

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How the Surgical Team Started

Dr. Ismael Cabrera is a Tijuana weight loss surgeon. Dr. Cabrera has performed over 4,000 weight loss surgeries and was trained by Dr. Juan Corvala. Dr. Cabrera is the assistant to Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. His educational background includes training under top physicians both in the United States and Mexico. Hospital Mi Doctor is the place where thousands of bariatric procedures and medical procedures are performed and are well known in Mexico.

Dr. Ismael Cabrera was trained by the University UPAEP from 1988 to 2000. Dr. Cabrera was trained from 2009 to 2010 in advanced laparoscopy at the Hospital Angeles in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Ismael Cabrera also earned a 1-year certificate program at the Fresno, California Surgical Hospital.

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Procedures Offered by Dr. Cabrera’s Surgical Team

Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Dr. Cabrera performs gastric sleeve surgery laparoscopically. Gastric sleeve, otherwise known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is an extremely popular restrictive weight loss surgery. The gastric sleeve provides high expected weight loss (averaging roughly 60 to 70% of excess weight in two years), low complications, and low risks.

Gastric Bypass Surgery – Dr. Cabrera performs gastric sleeve surgery laparoscopically. Gastric bypass, also known as the RNY gastric bypass, is a weight loss surgery that combines restrictive and malabsorptive techniques. Gastric bypass surgery is a very popular surgery in the United States. Gastric bypass has very high expected weight loss (average of 61.6 percent of excess weight is lost) and has been shown to:

  • Resolve 83.7 percent of type 2 diabetes Cases.
  • Resolves 75.4 percent of hypertension cases are resolved, while 87.1 percent are resolved or improved.

Gastric Banding Surgery – Dr. Cabrera performs gastric banding surgery laparoscopically. Gastric banding, also known as Lap-Band, is a purely restrictive weight loss surgery. Even though Dr. Cabrera performs this surgery, he strongly advises against it. A recent study suggests that as much as 1/3 of lap-band procedures will be revised:

  • Port-site complications, including pain, port displacement, and leak, arose in about 7% of patients. The mean explantation or major revision rate by 9 years was 33% (source).
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