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Gastric Bypass

Have a strict diet and exercise regimen left you with imperceptible changes in your weight?

Bariatric surgery with double board-certified Dr. Ismael Cabrera may be what you need to successfully turn your life around.

See why so many turn to Stop Obesity Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana, B.C., for safe and affordable gastric bypass surgery.

How Gastric Bypass Surgery Works

Gastric bypass, also called Roux-en-Y, is a type of weight loss surgery that changes how your stomach and small intestine handle food. During the procedure, the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. The small intestine is then rerouted to connect to the small stomach pouch.

The food you eat will enter into the small pouch, reducing the amount of food you can consume. You'll feel full faster and eat less food as a result. The food then enters into your small intestine which has been rerouted so food can bypass a portion. Because of this, your body absorbs fewer calories.

Gastric bypass before and after diagram

Our Patients' Results Exceed Their Expectations

Before and after bariatric surgery
This patient feels more confident in her figure, and no longer has to worry about weight-related sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. You, too, can experience results like this when you turn to our Tijuana team for surgery.

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Gastric bypass is often the bariatric surgery of choice for morbidly obese patients who have a BMI of 45 or higher. The procedure is more effective than gastric sleeve surgery in helping patients achieve fast, healthy weight loss. If your health is at risk and you're ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle, Stop Obesity Bariatric Surgery is here for you.

With English-speaking staff members and a track record of performing safe procedures, many patients throughout the U.S. and Canada choose us for their care. See how we make a difference by requesting a consultation or calling us in Tijuana today:

(844) 669-5352

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Highly Trained Surgeon

With an incredibly low complication rate of 0.1%, Dr. Cabrera is known for performing safe and effective bariatric surgery. He is a double board-certified bariatric surgeon who has extensive training in gastric bypass, so many Americans seek him out. He performs many conversion procedures for patients who wish to turn their gastric sleeve into a gastric bypass. He also performs many revision surgeries for patients who originally went to a doctor who cut corners and botched the procedure. If this is your first bariatric surgery or you wish to make a change to an existing procedure, Dr. Cabrera can help.

Affordable Prices

Gastric surgery with our team in Tijuana starts at $4300, much less than you would pay in the U.S. and Canada. While our rates are inexpensive, we don't sacrifice quality. You can expect safe surgery in a comfortable and high-tech environment. Our packages are all-inclusive, so the listed price includes your preoperative tests, surgery, surgeon fees, hospital stay, hotel stay, postoperative medicine, and more.

A Worry-Free Experience

Once you land at the San Diego International Airport, you can let our team handle the rest. We will pick you up, transport you to Tijuana, and take you to your hotel. The next day, we will perform your laboratory tests, electrocardiogram, and preoperative assessment. We will complete your bariatric surgery and you will stay in the hospital for two nights. You can then retire to your hotel room for a day and we will take you back to the San Diego International Airport so you can return home. Antibiotics, antacids, and nutritional monitoring are provided so you'll have everything you need for successful weight loss.

The Process of Gastric Bypass Surgery With Our Highly Trained Team in Tijuana

"With our double board-certified bariatric surgeon, care in state-of-the-art operating rooms, and a range of bariatric procedures to choose from, we can help you achieve the results you've been working toward."
"With our double board-certified bariatric surgeon, care in state-of-the-art operating rooms, and a range of bariatric procedures to choose from, we can help you achieve the results you've been working toward."


Dr. Cabrera and his team will first make sure you're comfortable with anesthesia. You will be put to sleep for your bariatric procedure.


Gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically, meaning it can be performed through a few small incisions as opposed to large ones. This surgery is typically performed with five incisions, but Dr. Cabrera will try to do it in three.


Your bariatric surgeon will place a laparoscope and surgical instruments through the incisions.

Gastric Bypass

Your bariatric surgeon will create stomach pouches using staples and reroute your small intestine.


Dr. Cabrera will remove the laparoscope and surgical instruments. He will place sutures.


You will recover in the hospital for two nights so our team can ensure you're healing properly. You will then retire to your hotel room until you can return home.

Gastric Bypass Vs. Gastric Sleeve Understanding Your Options

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure, making it an effective option for patients who are morbidly obese. While gastric sleeve may be a good option for patients with a BMI of 35 (or 30 with a weight-related medical condition), gastric bypass surgery may be recommended for patients with a BMI of over 45.

During your consultation, our team will discuss your options and determine which weight loss surgery will be best for your goals. With the proper bariatric surgery, you can expect healthy, consistent weight loss, fewer weight-related medical conditions like sleep apnea, and an all-around improved quality of life. It starts with a message or phone call.

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"I wish I had done this sooner."


Zahraa Jiteir


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Exceptional experience at this surgical hospital. From the moment I arrived, I was impressed by the professionalism and warmth of the staff. The surgical team was highly skilled, and they took the time to address all my concerns. The facility itself is modern, clean, and well-organized. My procedure went smoothly, and the post-op care was excellent. I feel grateful to have chosen this hospital for my surgery, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others seeking high-quality medical care.

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Billie Campny


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Great service and experience. Had nothing but the best care from the doctors and nurses and would highly recommend. Nothing was too much trouble and I’m had minimal to no issues post surgery. I wish I had done this sooner, and it’s been the best experience travelling to Mexico and having Dr Cabrera as my surgeon. Trust him 100%

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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 (844) 669-5352. If you are calling from Mexico, call +52 (664) 748-0407

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