Dr. Ismael Cabrera was trained by the University UPAEP from 1988 to 2000. From 2009 to 2010 he got his training in advanced laparoscopy at the Hospital Angeles in Tijuana, Mexico. The surgeon also earned a 1 – year certificate program at the Fresno, California Surgical Hospital.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Dr. Cabrera performs gastric sleeve surgery laparoscopically. Gastric sleeve, otherwise known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a very popular restrictive weight loss surgery. The procedure provides high expected weight loss (averaging roughly 60 to 70% of excess weight in two years), low complications, and low risks.
Gastric Bypass Surgery – Dr. Cabrera performs gastric bypass surgery laparoscopically. Gastric bypass, also known as the RNY, is a weight loss surgery that combines restrictive and malabsorptive techniques. It is a very popular surgery in the United States. The RNY Gastric Bypass has very high expected weight loss (average of 61.6 percent of excess weight is lost) and has been shown to:
- Resolve 83.7 percent of type 2 diabetes cases
- Resolve 75.4 percent of hypertension cases, while 87.1 percent are resolved or improved.
Gastric Banding Surgery – Dr. Cabrera performs gastric banding surgery laparoscopically. Gastric banding, also known as a Lap-Band, is a purely restrictive weight loss surgery. Even though Dr. Cabrera performs this kind of surgery, he strongly advises against it. A recent study suggests that as much as 1/3 of lap-band procedures will be revised:
Port-site complications, including pain, port displacement, and leak, arose in about 7% of patients. Mean explantation or major revision rate by 9 years was 33% (source).