Doctor Ismael Cabrera, Bariatric Surgeon


  • Board Certified Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon
  • Performed over 4,000 Bariatric Surgeries
  • Limits Bariatric Surgeries to 3 a Day
  • Performs Every Surgery he Schedules
  • Close to Zero Complication Rate
  • Training at both Mexico and United States
  • Featured in CBC Radio in Canada

On Saturday, January of 2018 I will be hosting a FREE bariatric seminar in Atlanta, Georgia to shine a light on bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.

This is a great opportunity for those considering bariatric surgery with Mexico Bariatric Center to come learn more about our process and how it works.

Click here to register for the Atlanta, Georgia Seminar! 

Board Certified Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, Dr. Ismael Cabrera Garcia, MD is a dedicated surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Cabrera Garcia specializes in metabolic & bariatric surgery and has education & training in both Mexico & United States by top physicians. He is certified by both Mexican Council of General Surgeons (CMCG, AC) and Mexico College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons (CMCOEM, AC). He has been performing laparoscopic bariatric surgeries since 2009. Dr. Ismael Cabrera Garcia has completed over 4,000 bariatric surgeries to date. Dr. Cabrera Garcia has been a bariatric and metabolic surgeon for Mexico Bariatric Center since 2012. Dr. Cabrera is one of the five bariatric & metabolic board-certified surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Dr. Ismael Cabrera graduated with a general surgery degree. For about 2 years, he trained with Dr. Juan Corvala in Hospital Angeles Tijuana. Dr. Cabrera Garcia completed a one-year certification, from Dr. Kelvin Higa, at Fresno Surgical Hospital. Since then, he has worked in the public hospital of Tecate, Tijuana, and Puebla, and has participated in multiple post-doctoral training programs. He is a regular attendee of bariatric and metabolic conferences, like Long Beach XV World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in 2010, 2015 Vienna Austria IFSO Congress, and 2017 IFSO in London England.

Dr. Cabrera holds informational seminars related to bariatric surgery in U.S. and Canada. He has educated and put to ease hundreds of attendees of these seminars in cities with obesity problems like Houston, Seattle, and Baton Rouge. He is capable of performing Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and Revisional Surgeries, such as failed Gastric Band surgery to Gastric Sleeve or RNY Bypass surgery.


Testimonials From Becky Alonso

My sister and I had surgery with Dr. Cabrera on 1/13/14. I just wanted to let you know how wonderful our experience was. Christy was our coordinator, but to be honest I spoke to Cindy all the time. Cindy went above and beyond for us. She kept us at ease the entire time. I just wanted you to know she is an asset and was a joy to work with. Regards, Becky Alonso

Testimonials From Maria

Maria lost over 75 pounds in six months and looks incredible. With gastric sleeve surgery, many patients can expect to lose sixty pounds or more in six months.

Dr. Ismael Cabrera - Tijuana Bariatric Surgeon

Dr.Ismael Cabrera - Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) exclusive surgeon communicates about gastric surgeries and revision surgeries.

Bio: Ismael Cabrera, MD - Tijuana Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Cabrera's interview with Ron Elli, Ph.D. from Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Cabrera talks about his education, training, and experience in bariatric and metabolic surgery.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Explained: Dr. Ismeal Cabrera

Bypass is the first bariatric surgery that was performed worldwide. It has the best results like gastric sleeve. Roux-en-y bypass is the best suited bariatric surgery for patients who are obese, diabetic, have esophagus reflux and non-smokers. The surgeons cut the stomach and make a pouch and reduces the gastric acid. He does not recommend for smokers as they have marginal ulcer. It is a nice surgery to cure obesity.

Bariatric Surgery: Dr. Cabrera and Dr. Louisiana

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is performing weight loss surgery with Dr. Ismael Cabrera. In this procedure Dr. Valenzuela is leading, while Dr. Ismael Cabrera is assisting.

Education: Dr. Ismael Cabrera

  • Fresno heart and surgical hospital - Fresno/ California 2011
  • Certification of participation in observation in obesity surgeries
  • Hospital Angeles Tijuana - Tijuana/México 2010
  • Fellowship in Advanced laparoscopy
  • IMSS Hospital Specialty General Surgery Northeast UMAE 25 - Monterrey/México 2009
  • General and Digestive Surgery speciality
  • University UPAEP - Puebla,/México 1998-2005 - General Medicine

Recent Educational, Membership Activities:

  • 2012 Asistant to de World congress of endoscopic surgery
  • 2012 Member of the Mexican association of obesity surgery and metabolic disorders
  • 2011 Participación en el Xlll Congreso Nacional De Cirugia De Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas A.C.Ensenada , Baja california
  • 2011 Certification of participation in Advanced laparoscopy and Obesity Surgery March-Apirl 2011 Fresno, California Dr Kelvin D, Higa

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