Dr. Ismael J. Vazquez - Lead Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Surgeons in Tijuana Mexico

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Dr. Ismael J. Vazquez is a Board Certified physician with over 11 years experience, who specializes in Endoscopic Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, in Mexico. Dr. Vazquez is the ONLY dual-trained specialist in Endoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgeons in Tijuana Mexico today.

This dual-specialization has granted Dr. Vazquez a keen understanding of a patient's digestive tract (from a non-surgical perspective, through to a minimally invasive procedure), to offer greater peace of mind to Bariatric Select's patients. Hence, we are proud to have the highest surgical success rate and lowest complication rate compared to all other weight loss surgical centers in Tijuana.

Dr. Vazquez completed his residency at the School of Medicine of the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, where he studied General Surgery at the Medical Center ISSEMYM in the State of Mexico. Once he completed his General Surgery residency, Dr. Vazquez received two scholarships to complete graduate courses in High Specialty Medicine, the first in Endoscopic Surgery, at the General Hospital "Dr. Manuel Gea González" and the second in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Hospital Angeles Tijuana, under the tutelage of world-renowned bariatric surgeon, Dr. Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala.

Highly respected by fellow Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons worldwide, Dr. Vazquez has over 11 years of surgical experience, and has successfully completed over 2,700 weight loss surgeries. He remains active in training the next-generation of physicians and regularly attends and presents at bariatric and metabolic conferences worldwide, as well as through the publication of articles in medical journals and books.

As Bariatric Select's resident Lead Surgeon, he offers world-class, holistic, effective, and safe surgical and non-surgical treatment options to patients, in several major hospitals from Tijuana, to Mexico City, to coastal resort towns of Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.


  • Dual-Specialist in Endoscopic Surgery & Bariatric Surgery
  • Exclusively Trained by Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala
  • Masters in Hospital Administration & Public Health (Candidate)


  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (AMCE)
  • Mexican Association for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

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