Dr. Armando Joya

Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Armando Joya is a Certified Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgeon that has performed more than 8,000 bariatric laparoscopic procedures over the past 20 + years and yes, the top surgeon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Dr. Joya has gained popularity, following, and most importantly the trust and of the weight loss surgery community in the US and Canada mainly due to his personable personality, experience, performance, and results offering a beautiful beach destination and a modern hospital.

Dr. Armando Joya's Unbeatable Value

Duo Bariatric Team

Dr. Armando Joya performs all surgeries with another 20+ years experienced surgeon (40+ combined) at one low competitive package price.

Sealed FDA Products

Dr. Armando Joyaonly uses FDA Aprooved sealed Endo Johnson & Johnson brands and not after market products than can lead to complications.

Surgeon of Excellence

Our surgeons are Leading Pioneers in the industry that started the Bariatric Weight loss Surgery program in Mexico.

VSG Reinforcement Technique

Dr. Armando Joya's VSG Technique consists of suturing on top of the staple line for double reinforced protection.

Dr. Armando Joya's past patients

Lynette had her Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Armando Joya at Amerimed Hospital in Puerto Vallarta
Kristy had her Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Armando Joya at Amerimed Hospital in Puerto Vallarta
Melinda had her Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Armando Joya at Amerimed Hospital in Puerto Vallarta
Lee had her Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Armando Joya at Amerimed Hospital in Puerto Vallarta
Leah had her Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Armando Joya at Amerimed Hospital in Puerto Vallarta

Surgeons Lead Patient Coordinator

Hi, my name is JC Urrea Lead Patient Coordinator for Dr. Armando Joya and congrats on deciding you make the next most important move, regaining your life back!! My promise to you is to hold your hand through the whole weight loss journey and make sure you"re taken care of

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  1. Certified surgeon experienced in laparoscopic surgery and obesity surgery.
  2. Medical certificate No. 2312941 surgeon and obstetrician.
  3. Specialist certificate of authorization No. AE-009 602.
  4. Recertification of the Mexican Council of General Surgery No. 97200.
  5. 18 Years Bariatric Surgery over 5,000 patients Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap Band Gastric Balloon.
  6. More than 6,000 laparoscopic surgeries.
  7. More than 8,000 endoscopies and colonoscopies.

  8. BIOGRAPHY
  9. Bariatric surgeon - Gastrocirujano - Endoscopist.
  10. GP - University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
  11. General Surgery - National Medical Center IMSS, Torreón, Mexico.
MASTERS
  1. Minor in colonoscopy and endoscopy - Valentin Gomez Farias Hospital of Guadalajara, Mexico
  2. Surgical Oncology at the Jackson Memorial Center in Miami, Florida US
  3. Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the Baptist Memorial Center, Florida US
  4. French MIDBAND gastric band - Lyon, France
  5. Bypass, Gastro Obeso Center - São Paulo, Brazil
CERTIFICATIONS
  1. Recertified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery.
  2. Bariatric surgeon certified by the Mexican Council of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases.
  3. Obesity surgery proctor in Covidean Company and Johnson & Johnson Company.
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
  1. International Federation of Obesity Surgery, IFSO
  2. Mexican Association of General Surgery, AC
  3. Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  4. Mexican Association of Gastroenterology
  5. Mexican Association of Digestive Endoscopy
  6. Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases AC
  7. Association of Specialists in General Surgery of Jalisco, AC
  8. Jalisco Society of Gastroenterology, Medical College, AC
  9. Synod of the Mexican Council of General Surgery

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10 months ago I took one of the most important decisions in my life: gastric sleeve surgery. It was not an easy option as many people may think, it was a well analyzed decision, after trying many treatments with dietitians, bariatric doctors, and natural pills and more ... I always got short time results, never a final solution to my obesity.

So after analyzing the surgical options, fulfill the medical analysis requested and realize that I am a candidate for gastric sleeve, thanks to the explanations given by Dr. Manuel García and relying on his ability as an excellent surgeon, in July I went under the gastric sleeve procedure.

10 months after surgery and I have lost 38 kilos, I am in good health and especially good on my self-esteem. My life has changed a lot, I am no longer being called as the mother of my sister as I didn´t lost only Kilos, but regained youth."

Thanks Dr. Manuel Garcia

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At first I had many doubts about the surgery and was especially afraid of the anesthesia, but upon listening to Dr. Joya, who gave me his full support along with his team, comprised of Drs. Espinoza and Munguia, I decided to have gastric sleeve surgery, which was the one recommended to me by the doctor. He gave me great hope and especially all kinds of answers.
The psychological change upon having this surgery is that I was a bitter woman. I did not care much for my physical condition and made my husband and my children live with my frustration of being overweight. We were not living in harmony, to the extent that I preferred to get away from them so they could live happily. When I decided to have the surgery, I cried because the internist gave me the news that I was diabetic. I fell into a state of panic for my children, but a few minutes before surgery Dr. Joya said, “DO NOT WORRY; EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE AND ALL YOUR DISCOMFORTS WILL DISAPPEAR.” It was true; I placed myself in the hands of God and Dr. Joya. I lived four weeks of despair, because I could not eat what I used to. There were weeks in which I did not lose an ounce of weight, but I had a lot of patience. Over time I realized that it was not the same as before, because my eating habits were different. I had the chance to change my life and that of my family, with the hopes of being a normal, attractive, thin woman.
I started by walking 30 minutes a day around the Malecon with 1 kg. weights in each hand, after the doctor released me to, of course. I never gave up. I changed my eating habits. When I went to the nutritionist he asked me to eat five times a day, and I realized that what he asked was nearly impossible because what I could eat was less than what he recommended. That’s when I realized I had a powerful weapon to do what I wanted, with due care, of course, taking vitamins to reduce excessive hair loss and the desire to sleep all day. But that’s nothing compared to the fight I had before with diets, exercise and rejection by everybody, all with no results.
The care I had after surgery was minimal, since my wounds did not hurt and did not get infected, and the doctors were very careful with my follow up care. The expected results arrived about a year after surgery, but it was a team effort, as the doctor did his part and I did mine. Now I am a different woman and more than anything, I am HAPPY, and I thank God for putting Dr. Joya and his team in my path.
I have heard a lot of comments of people who are afraid, saying the surgery is dangerous and actually it is, as is any other type of surgery, but it is worth the risk because I have not had any complications and I do not take any medicine to maintain the results of the surgery. If you ask me if I recommend it, I can say that you will be 100% satisfied with the results you will obtain. Sure, we have to do our part so that it works, and make sacrifices, especially of tortillas, pop, and bread.
I very sincerely ask you to trust Dr. Joya and his team because he changed my life completely and I am very grateful. “GOD BLESS YOU AND GUIDE YOU ALWAYS.” THANKS, DOCTOR.

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It has been five years since have gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Joya. (Oct. 2, 2008) I have successfully and with ease kept off 100lbs. I have stayed the same weight for the last four years! That is something I have never been able to do before! I still keep to my basic food plan, high in proteins, low in carbs. My doctor says I am what he calls an absolute success! Thank you again, Dr. Joya for the life change!

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