Doctor Ismael Cabrera - Mexico Bariatric Center

Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Ismael Cabrera Garcia, MD is a dedicated surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Cabrera specializes in weight loss surgery with education and training from Mexico and the United States.

He is certified by both Mexican Council of General Surgeons (CMCG, AC) and Mexico College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons (CMCOEM, AC).

  • Certified Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon

  • Performed over 4,500 Bariatric Surgeries

  • Limits Bariatric Surgeries to 4 Per Day

  • Successful Results & Low Complication Rate

  • Training at both Mexico and United States

  • Featured in CBC Radio in Canada

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Dr. Ismael Cabrera

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.

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Membership Attended

  • 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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Review of Dr. Ismael Cabrera on Obesity Help

Dr. Cabrera was a wonderful surgeon and had the best bedside manner of any surgeon I’ve ever met. He spoke with me for quite some time before and after surgery to make sure I was feeling ok. I traveled quite a long way and by myself which the doctor was shocked when he learned, I was alone. He was very kind and made me feel reassured and said they’re there with me and will take good care of me. I honestly couldn’t have had a better experience and I’m so happy I made the decision to go with Dr. Cabrera! I could not recommend him more highly!! March 1, 2018