This notice describes the privacy policy of By visiting, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.


A. Purpose. The information we learn from customers allows us to personalize and continually improve your experience at

B. Personal Identifiable Information. We do not collect information that would personally identify you unless you choose to provide it. The personal information that you submit is shared only with those people in the organization who need this information to respond to your question, request or transaction. Information submitted through the online forms may also be collected to ensure technical functionality and to address any inappropriate use of our website.

C. Confidentiality. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide. You should understand, however, that electronic transmissions via the Internet are not necessarily secure from interception, and so we cannot absolutely guarantee the security or confidentiality of such transmissions.


A. General. The information that we collect about our customers is critical to our business. We respect and value this information, and do not want to jeopardize the flow of information between our customers and the site. Therefore, we are not in the business of selling this information to other Web sites or businesses.

B. Legal Processes. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or other valid legal processes, we will not share any personally identifiable information we receive from you with any parties outside of

C. Third Parties. We may share your personally identifiable information with third parties who we have engaged to help us provide products and services. In each case, we will ensure that these third parties have agreed not to use or disclose your personal information except to help us provide the services.

D. Site-Usage Patterns. We may also provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns and related site information. These data reflect site-usage patterns gathered during visits to our website each month, but they do not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual member unless that member has given us permission to share that information.


A. General. When you access your account, there is a variety of information that you will see. This is designed to allow you to update any changed information and view the information that you entered previously. This information is sensitive, and it is necessary to both protect this information and keep it current in order to have the best experience at our site. Examples of the type of information that can be accessed by signing into your account are on the Web site.

B. Prior Information. You can add or update certain information on pages such as those listed in the “User Access to Information” section above. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.


A. General. You always have the right to refrain from providing any information. This may have an impact on use of the site and on the ease of making purchases or taking advantage of certain unique features of the site.

B. Customer Communication. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your account setting regarding email contact preferences. (You cannot waive the applicability of the Conditions of Use and other legal notices, such as this Privacy Notice, and if you elect not to receive those notices, they will still govern your use of, and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.)

C. Cookie Choices. We collect information about visitors to our site using “cookies.” We may use persistent cookies to recognize a repeat visitor and offer the visitor a set of services or information requested in a previous visit. We may use session cookies to track a visitor’s path through our site during a visit, to help us understand how people use our site.

D. Disabling Cookies. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, disabling cookies means that you will not be able to use important features such as customized product suggestions.


A. General. We do not sell products or services for purchase by children. If we sell products or services that may be used by children, those products or services are only for purchase by adults. If you are under age 18, you may use only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.


A. Acceptance of Conditions of Use. By visiting, you accept that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages.

B. Revisions. Because our business changes constantly, we reserve the right to periodically revise our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use. You should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes.

C. Applicability. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.


A. General. Information is collected from you when you do the following activities: search, buy, post a review or opinion, participate in a questionnaire, or communicate with customer service.

B. Examples. For example, information would be collected when a user came to the site, searched for a product or service, placed an order through the site or a site affiliate, updated your information in your account settings, purchased items, called or e-mailed customer service, reviewed a product or service participated in a discussion or chat, completed a questionnaire or a contest entry form; provided insurance information; and employed notification services.


A. General. As discussed earlier, our systems collect information that is sent over the internet without your control.

B. Examples. Some examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other customers to create features such as bestsellers and product suggestions; products you viewed or searched for; clickstream to, through, and from our Web site; cookie number; and the phone number you used to call us.



RISKS OF OBESITY SURGERY:    I recognize that I am severely overweight and meet the criteria for weight loss surgery established by the National Institutes of Health.  I understand that this level of obesity has been shown to be dangerous, unhealthy, and to increase my risks of death from a variety of medical illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, sleep apnea, and lung disease.  I also understand that my risk of death is significantly higher than non-obese individuals.  The reason I have chosen to undergo surgery is to help me lose weight so that I can reduce my risk of developing these and other diseases, potentially rid myself of these above mentioned diseases if I suffer from them now, and/or increase my chances to have a normal life expectancy.


Weight Loss Options:   I understand that there are many options for weight loss.  I certify now, that I have tried my best to lose weight using dietary and exercise regimens and have been unsuccessful despite many attempts.  I have been informed that weight loss surgery should only be considered as a last resort and after all other non-operative methods have failed.  Just as there are many different types of diets, there are also different types of procedures to lose weight.  I acknowledge that I am thoroughly aware of my options for surgical weight loss including the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure.  I have reached the decision regarding which surgical weight loss procedure is right for me after extensive personal consideration, and have no reservations about my decision at this time.


Acceptance of Surgery:  I affirm and understand that the field of weight loss surgery is filled with controversy and that some medical professionals believe that surgery is not appropriate under any circumstance for weight loss.  I also understand that long term data on the outcome of surgery for weight loss may e incomplete or inconclusive, but at this time most physicians as well as the National Institute of Health believe that for patients who are considered “Morbidly Obese” and have failed dietary and exercise measures, surgery is the best option for significant and long term weight loss.

Risk of Surgery: I understand that surgery contains risks and complications can occur.  I also understand that all surgeons have complications no matter how skilled or talented they are.  I understand that by being obese, my risks during surgery are higher than the average person, and that most complications that occur are due to that fact.  I have been advised about the extensive and comprehensive risks regarding the complications that are possible during my surgical procedure or as a result of the procedure.  I have had the opportunity to ask questions and clarify anything that was not completely clear and/or understood by me.

Follow up:  I also understand that I may cause complications or have an unacceptable result if I do not follow my doctor’s instructions after the surgery or fail to take the necessary medications, nutritional supplements or vitamin supplements.  I also understand the importance of regular follow-up with my surgeon and notifying him if I am having any problems at any time after surgery.  I realize that the ultimate success of this surgery is dependant not only on the procedure itself, but more importantly, to the changes that I make in my lifestyle and diet.  To this end, I agree to follow my surgeon’s recommendations and instructions to include dietary and activity limitations, nutritional supplements, attending support groups and return/follow-up visits following surgery.  I agree to abstain from tobacco and minimize the use of alcohol.  Where applicable, I agree to use birth control to prevent and control pregnancies for at least 18-24 months post surgery.  


 Results of Surgery:  I have not been given any promises or warranties regarding the outcome of/or results of my surgery.  I have been given guidelines, outlining results and expectations.  I understand that my results will vary and depend on many factors and variables and my results may or may not fall within the guidelines and expectations discussed.


Health Maintenance Statement:  I have been counseled on the importance of comprehensive preoperative screening and health maintenance.  These tests may but not necessarily include but are not limited to chest x-ray, electrocardiogram, laboratory blood panel, mammogram, pap smear, bone densitometry, endoscopy, colonoscopy, abdominal ultrasound and pelvic ultrasound. Privacy Rights

Dr. Joya Obesity Center
Hospital Amerimed Blvd.
Francisco Medina Ascencio #3970, Puerto Vallarta, Jal, México.
Tel: +52 (322) 293 4628
Tel: +52 (322) 226 2080

Last updated on: 01/July/2016