Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Is your child suffering from pediatric obesity? Do you worry about their health and their future? Our team performs safe adolescent bariatric surgery so your child can live a healthier life without worrying about obesity-related medical conditions in the future.

Stop Obesity Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana, B.C., has affordable options for patients throughout the United States and beyond.

Bariatric Surgery Is Safe for Adolescents

As a parent, you may be concerned about the prospect of your child undergoing any surgery. We're here to assure you that weight loss surgery with our double board-certified bariatric surgeon is safe and has an incredibly low complication rate of just 0.1%.

Surgery may be the best way to address your adolescent's weight and set them up for a lifetime of good health. With gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or another type of surgery, your teen can achieve healthy weight loss and live their life to the fullest.

Happy, slim teenager after bariatric surgery

Amazing Results For a Real Bariatric Patient

Dr. Ismael Cabrera's patient before and after bariatric surgery
This young patient received bariatric surgery with our team in Tijuana, Mexico. She now benefits from a healthier body, lifestyle, and outlook.

"The best decision my son made."


Charlie Trouble


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Just had sleeve procedure with Dr Cabrera on Friday… still in Tijuana and feeling great. From the first moment this was ‘A’ grade, great staff, wonderful communication & amazing support. Everyone from the drivers, to the hotel staff, to the hospital staff was amazing. Truly recommend Dr Cabrera. Don’t wait, give them a call. Special thanks to Yoli for all your help.

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Edith Melendez


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The best decision my son made, from day number one until his last day in Tijuana, the attention of the medical staff, the attention of Dr. Cabrera, he detailed the surgery process step by step. Dr. Karina has been in communication with us at all times. The coordinator Yoli always pays attention to all the details and Dr Daniella. It's a tremendous team. He feels great.

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Paying for Bariatric Surgery We Make Life-Changing Care Affordable

Low Prices

Many patients throughout the United States and beyond choose Stop Obesity Bariatric Surgery for treatment because it's more affordable than local care, even with medical insurance. With our Tijuana, Mexico, practice, you can benefit from a safe surgery performed by a double board-certified bariatric surgeon, all for a fraction of what you would pay in your home country.

Financing Options

If you need help covering your child's bariatric surgery, we accept financing through United Medical Credit and eFinancing Solutions. With these lenders, you can break the cost of the surgery into affordable monthly installments so your child can start living a healthier life now while you pay off the treatment over time.

Exploring Candidacy for Surgery

Before your adolescent can undergo weight loss surgery with us in Tijuana, Mexico, Dr. Ismael Cabrera and his team will consider several factors to make sure surgery is the best choice. We will consider your child's:


Your child must be at least 13 years old before we can consider bariatric surgery. They must have also tried more traditional weight loss methods like diet and exercise.


Before moving forward with surgery, our team will check to make sure your child is finished with puberty and is skeletally mature. We do not want to interrupt your child's development.

Daily Life

Overweight adolescents often face daily challenges with mobility and other activities. A pediatric physician may recommend weight loss surgery to improve their ability to function.


To be considered a good candidate for weight loss surgery, an adolescent must have a BMI (body mass index) of at least 30, or have 50 extra pounds to lose. If their BMI is 27 or over, but they have a weight-related medical condition like sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes, they may also qualify.

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The Results of Surgery and Achieving Long-Term Success

While the results of weight loss surgery vary from patient to patient based on their current weight, the procedure that's performed, and other factors, your teen can expect to lose about 60-95% of their excess weight.

One of the most important things your teen can do to achieve their weight loss goals is to adopt habits like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. These simple lifestyle changes contribute to success in the short and long term.

Our Tijuana team is with you every step of the way to help your teen make the most of their surgical plan. With nutritional counseling and access to a support group, your teen can feel motivated to put their pediatric obesity behind them and look forward to a bright future.

"They made me feel very comfortable."


Miriam Acevedo


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Excellent service from Dr Cabrera and his team. I was nervous about my procedure but it all went away as soon as I arrived to the hospital. They made me feel very comfortable during the whole process and were very communicative. Excited to continue working with them in my journey.

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Alex Middleton


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Exceptional treatment from the time I arrived at the hospital until we left. Doctors explained the procedure and listened to our concerns. I have experienced no pain and received a detailed discharge explaining the medication we need to take and the diet we need to follow, as well as contacts for a nutritionist.

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Ismael Cabrera, MD

Stop Obesity Bariatric Surgery

Stop Obesity Bariatric Surgery helps patients all over the world achieve their weight loss goals. Dr. Ismael Cabrera is a double board-certified bariatric surgeon who delivers quality results and has a complication rate of just 0.1%. He is regarded for his meticulous nature and the care, dedication, and personalized attention he devotes to each patient. Dr. Cabrera is affiliated with the:

  • Mexican Council of General Surgeons
  • Mexico College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons
  • Member or the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Máster Surgeon Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Are you ready to live the healthier life bariatric surgery can provide? Request a consultation with our form or call our Tijuana office at (609) 532-0090. If you are calling from Mexico, call +52 (664) 748-0407

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