Ismael Cabrera, MDDr. Ismael Cabrera is a Tijuana weight loss surgeon. Dr. Cabrera has performed over 2,000 weight loss surgeries and was trained by Dr. Juan Corvala. Dr. Cabrera is the assistant to Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela.

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.

Weight Loss Surgery Options:

Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Dr. Cabrera performs gastric sleeve surgery laparoscopically. Gastric sleeve, otherwise known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is very popular restrictive weight loss surgery. 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 very popular surgery in the United States. Gastric bypass is 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 agaisnt 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. Mean explantation or major revision rate by 9 years was 33% (source).