Ismael Cabrera, MD Bariatric Surgeon

Meet Dr. Ismael Cabrera

Dr. Cabrera is a double board-certified and American-trained bariatric surgeon practicing out of elite facilities in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Cabrera, Dr. Juan Manuel Verdugo López, and the rest of our qualified team help patients find transformative yet affordable weight loss solutions through bariatric surgery.

Dr. Cabrera has regularly attended bariatric and metabolic conferences across the globe throughout his career to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field. He himself is a bariatric lecturer who draws audiences at seminars in the U.S. and Canada.

Back at our Tijuana bariatric surgery office, Dr. Cabrera is known for his exceptional skill with gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, adolescent, and bariatric revision surgeries. He is fluent in English and Spanish.


Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla
Puebla, Mexico

Bachelor’s Degree (BS)

Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla
Puebla, Mexico

Advanced Training & Continuing Education

Certification in Observation in Obesity Surgeries

Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital
Fresno, CA

Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy

Hospital Angeles Tijuana
Tijuana, Mexico

Specialty in General and Digestive Surgery

IMSS Hospital Northeast UMAE 25
Monterrey, Mexico

Dr. Ismael Cabrera is board certified by both the Mexican Board of General Surgery and the Mexico College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases. This means he has demonstrated an elevated level of surgical skill and knowledge as recognized by two different peer groups. It’s rare to find a surgeon with a pedigree like Dr. Cabrera’s, either in the U.S. or in Mexico.


American College of Surgeons

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases

Mexican Board of General Surgery

Dr. Cabrera purposefully limits his workload to four bariatric surgeries a day. This allows him to spend all the time needed with each patient and focus on providing exceptional results in each case. Dr. Cabrera’s focused attention has resulted in a complication rate of just 0.1% over thousands of weight loss procedures.

5-Star Reviews For Dr. Ismael Cabrera and Our Team


Dahil Ballester


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We were working with Dr. Cabrera's team to perform the gastric sleeve on my daughter and it was an excellent service. 100% recommended without a doubt. The nurses were very attentive and the doctor and Karina explained all the processes to us in detail without leaving us any doubts. Without a doubt I recommend their services. Coordination is excellent from the airport to the hotel team. The best experience.

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Jackie Ortiz


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Highly Recommended!!! The Best experience from day 1 to the end, they were there to all my needs and I was safe with the drivers, Nurses and the Dr.Cabrera always made sure that I was doing very well with my health. The best hospital I ever been too including the nurses. Thank you so much for everything!

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Other Professionals at our Tijuana Practice

  • Dr. Juan Manuel Verdugo López Bariatric Surgeon

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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