Dr. Armando Joya

Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Armando Joya Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico with 20+ years of experience.


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

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Surgeries Practiced

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


  • Bariatric surgeon – Gastrocirujano – Endoscopist.
  • GP – University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • General Surgery – National Medical Center IMSS, Torreón, Mexico.


  • Minor in colonoscopy and endoscopy – Valentin Gomez Farias Hospital of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Surgical Oncology at the Jackson Memorial Center in Miami, Florida US
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the Baptist Memorial Center, Florida US
  • French MIDBAND gastric band – Lyon, France
  • Bypass, Gastro Obeso Center – São Paulo, Brazil


  • Recertified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery.
  • Bariatric surgeon certified by the Mexican Council of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases.
  • Obesity surgery proctor in Covidean Company and Johnson & Johnson Company.


  • International Federation of Obesity Surgery, IFSO
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery, AC
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican Association of Gastroenterology
  • Mexican Association of Digestive Endoscopy
  • Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases AC
  • Association of Specialists in General Surgery of Jalisco, AC
  • Jalisco Society of Gastroenterology, Medical College, AC

Synod of the Mexican Council of General Surgery

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