Dr. Armando Joya Munguia

Dr. Armando Joya

Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Puerto Vallarta

Cirujano Certificado con experiencia en cirugía laparoscópica y cirugía para la obesidad.

  • Cédula Médico Cirujano y Partero No. 2312941.
  • Cédula de especialista autorización No. AE-009602.
  • Recertificación del Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía General No. 97200.
  • 18 Años de Cirugía Bariátrica con más de 5,000 pacientes de Bypass, Manga Gástrica, Balón Gástrico y Banda Gástrica.
  • Más de 6,000 cirugías por laparoscopia.
  • Más de 8,000 endoscopias y colonoscopías.


  • Cirujano Bariatra – Gastrocirujano – Endoscopista.
  • Médico general – Universidad de Guadalajara, México.
  • Cirugía General – Centro Médico Nacional IMSS, Torreón, México.
Weight Loss Surgery Puerto Vallarta
Dr. Armando Joya Obesity Center Mexico


  • Sub-especialización en Colonoscopía y Endoscopía – Hospital Valentín Gómez Farías de Guadalajara, México
  • Cirugía Oncológica, en el Jackson Memorial Center en Miami, Florida U.S
  • Cirugía Laparoscópica Avanzada, en el Baptist Memorial Center, Florida U.S
  • Banda gástrica francesa MIDBAND – Lyon, Francia
  • Bypass, Gastro Obeso Center – São Paulo, Brasil


  • Recertificado por el Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía General.
  • Cirujano Bariatra certificado por el Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas.
  • Proctor de cirugía en obesidad de Covidean Company y Johnson & Johnson Company.

 Afiliaciones y membresias

  • Federación Internacional de Cirugía de la Obesidad, IFSO
  • Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía General, A. C.
  • Asociación Mexicana de Cirugia Endoscopica
  • Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterologia
  • Asociación Mexicana de Endoscopia Digestiva
  • Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas AC
  • Colegio de Especialistas en Cirugía General de Jalisco, A. C.
  • Sociedad de Gastroenterología de Jalisco, Colegio Médico, AC
  • Sinodal del Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía
Dr. Armando Joya Munguia Obesity Surgery in Puerto Vallarta

About Dr. Armando Joya Munguia.

Dr. Armando Joya Bariatric Surgeon, M.D., FACS graduated from the Universidad de Guadalajara, finished his surgery residence at Social Services SSA, as a Doctor, Surgeon and Internist.
His post-graduate training included Specialization in General Surgery from the National Medical Center IMSS in Torreon and Adjunct Professor ofLaparoscopic Surgery at the General Hospital of Zone 16, Torreon IMSS.
Then he decided to undergo further training by completing a Specialization Training in Oncology Surgery, at the Jackson Memorial Center, Miami, Florida and Specialization Training in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida.

Dr. Armando Joya is a Board Certified General Surgeon and has a Recertification of General Surgery by the Mexican National Committee of Digestive Endoscopies at the Valentin Gómez Farias Hospital ISSSTE, Guadalajara Mexico.

He maintains several affiliations and memberships including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Member of the Mexican National Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Member of the Mexican National Association of General Surgeons, Member of the Mexican National Association of Weight Loss Surgery and President of the Specialization College of General Surgery, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco Mexico.

His practice consists of General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. He performs the full spectrum of traditional General Surgery procedures using the minimally invasive technique, i.e. hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, endoscopic revisions of failed gastric bypass, and endoscopic treatment of acid reflux to name a few. His Bariatric practice offers several Bariatric procedures including the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, the Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band and Realize band).

We have succeeded in changing the lives of thousands of people around the world, making this our “cover letter”. Our interventions are performed under very strict medical supervision, using the latest equipment, facilities and technologies, allowing you to feel at home.

Dr Joya specializes in Obesity and Weight Loss surgery.
His specialty is Laparoscopic bariatric surgeries, with minimally invasive techniques that mean a quicker recovery and experience less pain.

The National Institutes of Health recommends that bariatric surgery be performed only at facilities with a multidisciplinary, comprehensive program; we are a highly trained team of bariatric surgeon, nurses, nutritionist, internist, anesthesiologist and psychologist, performed over numerous Gastric Bypass, Gastric sleeve and Lapband surgeries.

Dr Joya’s Obesity Center in Puerto Vallarta is home to a pioneer bariatric surgeon in Mexico; No other doctor in Mexico has the same experience and allows you to recover in a safe beach resort.

The decision to have obesity surgery is not to be taken lightly, for us is very important to provide each patient with detailed information to determine whether they are a candidate for surgery and decide which bariatric procedure is right for them based on their individualized health history and lifestyle.