Specialists

We are pleased to introduce the physicians in Chapala Med’s network. They have been vetted by Dr. Hernández and meet the highest ethical and standards of best practices in medicine in Mexico and abroad. They may see patients by special appointment at our offices in Ajijic but due to their high level of demand in Guadalajara, Dr. Hernández often refers patients to their own offices in Guadalajara. These are the doctors who support Dr. Hernández when he hospitalizes his patients.

Plastic Surgery

Improving the function or appearance of parts of the body through reconstructive or cosmetic medical procedures

Dr. Rafael Arenas Quintana

Dr. Rafael Arenas Quintana

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Arenas, an extremely talented plastic surgeon has become one of the most prominent plastic surgeons not only in Guadalajara but in all of Mexico. He’s been an attending physician at Hospital INNOVARE since its doors first opened. He completed his post-graduate training in surgery and plastic surgery at the IMSS CENTRO MEDICO DE OCCIDENTE in Guadalajara. He went on to further specialize in San Francisco, CA and in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Arenas is certified by the Mexican Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been part of Chapala Med’s network of specialists since its inception and has set the bar for the criteria by which Chapala Med selects its specialists. Dr. Santiago Hernández considers Dr. Arenas a mentor who’s instilled the highest standards of quality, ethics and safety when it comes to providing care to patients. The results that the partnership between Dr. Arenas and Dr. Hernández have established speak for themselves and exemplify what teamwork in the medical field can accomplish.

Neurosurgery

Prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system

Dr. José Ernesto Ledesma González

Dr. José Ernesto Ledesma González

Neurosurgeon

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REVIVE logo Chapala MedDr. Ledesma is a neurosurgeon with a subspecialty in “Endovascular Neurosurgery”, endorsed by the Eneri Institute, Dr. Pedro Lylyk, and the Iberolationoamericana Society of Neuroradiology SILAN. Scholarship 2009/2010.

He fellowed in “Cerebrovascular Surgery and Base of the skull” at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In February 2009 he obtained certification as a specialist in Neurological Surgery by the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery BC.

He is a graduate of the specialty in Neurosurgery at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery Manuel Velasco Suárez. He distinguished himself at the Institute during his training as a specialist, where he conducted Neurosurgical research. At the same time, he conducted scientific research applied to the neurosciences jointly at the Institute and the Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Nutrition.

His alma mater is the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in General Medicine.

Dr Sergio Mendoza is a clinical neurologist who graduated from the National Medical Center of the Western IMSS in 2015, and has a master’s degree in Neuroimmunology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

He is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases. Dr. Mendoza is always at the vanguard and up to date on advances and treatments for cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as immune diseases like myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis.

He is certified by the Mexican Board of Neurology and an active member of the Mexican Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Sergio Mendoza

Dr. Sergio Mendoza

Clinical Neurologist

Cardiology

Testing including: Ecocardiogram and Holter monitor, blood pressure mapping and treadmill stress tests
Nuclear imaging in Guadalajara

Dr. Ayax Sobrino

Dr. Ayax Sobrino

Director of Cardiology

Dr. Sobrino is a cardiologist who has focused on academia. Upon completing his residency training in Cardiology he underwent further training in Montreal, Canada in Echocardiography where he has done more than 700 trans-esophageal ultrasounds as well as more than 2,0000 trans-thoracic echocardiograms and more than 500 chemical stress tests. Dr. Sobrino is constantly keeping current by attending the latest Cardiology Conferences and Cardiac training courses in Mexico and abroad in which he has participated both as a speaker and participant. He has various publications which he has either authored or co-authored in national and international scientific and medical journals.

He is currently on staff at Puerta de Hierro Sur & Hospital Civil in Guadalajara and revises articles for international Cardiology journals. Thanks to his training and experience abroad, Dr. Sobrino is completely fluent in English and French.

  • Certified by the Mexican Board of Cardiology in Clinical Cardiology
  • Certified by the Mexican Board of Cardiology in Echocardiography

Dr. Pulido is constantly keeping current by attending the latest Cardiology Conferences and Cardiac training courses in Mexico and abroad in which she has participated both as a speaker and participant.  She has various publications which she has either authored or co-authored in national and international scientific and medical journals.

Dr. Pulido has completed her residency training in Internal Medicine with a Cardiology sub-specialty in Mexico. She then went on to further her training in Canada in interventional Cardiology doing more than 2,000 interventional procedures such as angiograms, stent and pacemaker placements.

Currently Dr. Pulido is on staff at PUERTA DE HIERRO SUR and Centro Medico de Occidente in Guadalajara. Thanks to her background, training and experience abroad, Dr. Pulido speaks fluent English and French.

  • Certified by the Mexican Board  Cardiology in Clinical Cardiology
  • Certified by the Mexican Board of Cardiology in Interventional Cardiology

Dra. Alicia Pulido

Dra. Alicia Pulido

Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Jorge Gonzalez

Dr. Jorge Gonzalez

Electrophysiologist

Dr. Gonzalez specializes in the implantation of pacemakers and treatment for cardiac arrhythmia.

Ear, Nose, and Throat

A medical specialty dealing with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck

Dr. Gerardo Lopez Guerra

Dr. Gerardo Lopez Guerra

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist

Dr. Lopez is a specialist in Otolaryngology sub-specialty training in Laryngeal Surgery. He is currently a surgeon at Vocalia ® ENT & Voice Center in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

He trained at Mass General Hospital in Boston and he is a past faculty member and Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School (2011-2013).

His clinical interests include cancer of the throat and vocal cords, performing and professional voice, laryngeal stenosis, vocal cord paralysis and functional surgery of the nose and throat.

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Nephrology

The study of normal kidney function and kidney problems, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney problems

Ricardo Orozco Castellanos

Ricardo Orozco Castellanos

Nephrologist

Dr. Ricardo Orozco – Chapala Med’s Nephrologist has been the Medical Director of the RENAL CENTER (Centro del Riñon) in Guadalajara since 2012. He completed his residency training in Nephrology in the Hospital Civil in Guadalajara and completed his training in RENAL TRANSPLANTATION at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2011.

He is certified by the Mexican Board of Nephrology and is highly regarded on the international academic lecture circuit and has authored multiple articles in international medical journals. He is fluent in English.

Geriatrics/Palliative Care

Focusing on health care of elderly people, promoting health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults

Dr. Claudia Fuentes Plancarte

Dr. Claudia Fuentes Plancarte

Geriatrics and Palliative Care Specialist

Dr. Claudia Fuentes is a medical graduate of the University of Guadalajara and has done her post-graduate training in Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Fuentes is certified by the Mexican Counsel of Geriatrics and is a member of the National College of Geriatric Medicine.She is uniquely trained and qualified to handle cases and provide care to patients when they most need comfort and guidance.

She will be working closely with Dr. Adrian Chaurand Morales and Dr. Santiago Hernández on cases that require Palliative Care as well. Dr. Claudia will be holding regular office hours at Chapala Med in the near future. Her hours will be announced shortly.

Oncology

The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer

Dr. Gilberto Lopez

Dr. Gilberto Lopez

Clinical Oncologist

Dr. Gilberto Lopez trained as a surgeon at the University of Guadalajara medical school. He was certified as a specialist in Internal Medicine by the Consejo Mexicano de Medicina Interna A.C.

A specialist in medical oncology, Dr. Lopez is Chief of Oncological Residents at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia (INCAN) and is a member of the Sociedad de Oncologia A.C. (SMEO).

Dr. Juan Antonio Delgado Vasquez is a graduate of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.

He specialized in General Surgery at the University of Guadalajara and in Oncologic Surgery for Adults at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Life Oncology Group logoLife Oncology Group is a multidisciplinary experts group dedicated to the early detection and treatment of cancer, as well as the treatment of benign tumors. Concerned about the welfare of our patients, we provide the most advanced treatment options, particularly focusing on more conservative treatments, such as conserving surgery, sentinel node surgery and minimally invasive treatments.

Dr. Juan Antonio Delgado Vasquez

Dr. Juan Antonio Delgado Vasquez

Oncological Surgeon

Dra. Rosa Marlene Sosa Quintero

Dra. Rosa Marlene Sosa Quintero

Radiological Oncologist

Dr. Marlene Sosa is Chapala Med’s specialist in Oncological Radiology. She is an attending physician at the ISSTE Hospital Gomez Farias in Zapopan and at the COI (International Oncological Center) at hospital Puerta de Hierro Sur.

She specializes in Breast Cancer imaging as well as cancers of the head, neck, pelvis and of the prostate. She is a graduate of the Univ. of Guadalajara Medical School and completed her residency training at Mexico’s prestigious INCAN (National Institute of Cancer).

She is also involved in providing free breast and cancer screenings to patients who cannot afford to them.

Gynecology

Medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system

Dr. Sergio Morena Sahagún

Dr. Sergio Morena Sahagún

Gynecologist and Oncologist

Dr. Morena is Chapala Med’s Gynecologist. He has been an attending and head of Gynecological Oncology at Guadalajara’s Menchaca Civil Hospital. He specializes in breast cancer surgery, breast pathology, colposcopy and gynecological oncology.

Dr. Morena graduated at the top of his class during his post-graduate training at the IMSS Centro Medico De Occidente.

His talent as a surgeon and high level of academic training exemplify the level of professionalism that Chapala Med seeks in its network of specialists.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesia is a state of temporary induced loss of sensation or awareness

Dra. Beatriz de Alba Cortes

Dra. Beatriz de Alba Cortes

Anesthesiologist/Pain Specialist and Palliative Care

Dr. Beatriz de Alba received her medical degree from the University of Guadalajara and finished her post-graduate training at the IMSS CENTRO MEDICO de OCCIDENTE in Anesthesiology.

She went on to subspecialize in pain management for patients who have chronic pain and/or are in palliative care also at the IMSS CENTRO MEDICO de OCCIDENTE.

Life Oncology Group logoLife Oncology Group is a multidisciplinary experts group dedicated to the early detection and treatment of cancer, as well as the treatment of benign tumors. Concerned about the welfare of our patients, we provide the most advanced treatment options, particularly focusing on more conservative treatments, such as conserving surgery, sentinel node surgery and minimally invasive treatments.

Dr. de Alba has been part of Life Oncology Group since 2012 and has been Chapala Med’s primary anesthesiologist since 2012.

Orthopedics

The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of disorders of the bones and associated muscles and joints

Dr. Gustavo Ramirez Renya, Dr. Hector Paredes, and Dr. Daniel Rios

Dr. Gustavo Ramirez Renya, Dr. Hector Paredes, and Dr. Daniel Rios

Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Gustavo Ramirez Renya, Dr. Hector Paredes, and Dr. Daniel Rios are a team of orthopedic surgeons who have come together to form ORTHOPLUS surgical group.

They are surgeons specializing in hip, knee, and traumatic bone injuries. They are certified by the Mexican Board of Orthopedics and Traumatology (Consejo Mexicano de Ortopedia y Traumatología) and completed their residency training at the IMSS CENTRO MEDICO DE OCCIDENTE and the Trauma & Orthopedics Hospital (Hospital de Traumatología y Ortopedia) “Lomas Verdes” located in the metropolitan area of Mexico City.

They come with extensive experience in joint replacement (prosthetics) for hips and knees. They also have a high degree of training and experience in shoulder and spinal surgery. They have been in ChapalaMed’s network of specialists since ChapalaMed’s inception in 2012.

They hold office hours by appointment at Chapala Med’s Ajijic office.

Hematology

The study of the cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood

Dra. Lluvia Sosa

Dra. Lluvia Sosa

Hematologist

Dr. Sosa is Chapala Med’s Hematologist.

She is a graduate of the University of Sinaloa Medical School as well as completing her residency in internal Medicine. She went on to specialize in Hematology at Mexico’s General Hospital with recognition from the UNAM.

Dr. Sosa completed her specialization in Bone Marrow Transplantation at the prestigious ABC hospital.

She’s currently an attending at IMSS CENTRO MEDICO DE OCCIDENTE in Guadalajara where she oversees the hospital’s Hematology Department and blood bank.

Gastroenterology

The study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver

Dr. Juan Manuel Maldonado

Dr. Juan Manuel Maldonado

Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist

Dr. Juan Maldonado is an Internist, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist of the digestive system.

He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, specializing at the National Medical Center of the West Specialties Hospital.

He has been re-certified by the Mexican Board of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

Dr. Olvera Flores is an attending physician in Colorectal surgery at the IMSS CENTRO MEDICO DE OCCIDENTE.

He is currently Chief of Surgery at HOSPITAL ARBOLEDAS in Guadalajara and has performed most of the colonoscopies for Chapala Med’s patients in a safe and relaxing hospital environment since Chapala Med’s inception in 2012.

Dr. Oscar E. Olvera Flores

Dr. Oscar E. Olvera Flores

Gastroenterologist and Colorectal Surgeon

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine or general medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases

Dr. Luis Arturo Gómez Hernández

Dr. Luis Arturo Gómez Hernández

Internist and Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Gómez Hernández completed his residency training in internal medicine at the IMSS  CENTRO MEDICO DE OCCIDENTE in 2004.

He completed his subspecialty training in UTIs & Nephrology in 2007 and CRITICAL CARE and INTENSIVE CARE THERAPY in 2008.

He has been part of Chapala Med’s team of doctors since 2015 and has been our specialist who provides care for our critically ill patients who have suffered severe pneumonias, renal failure, pancreatitis and cerebral trauma and stroke.

Urology

Also known as genitourinary surgery, Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary-tract systems and the male reproductive organs

Dr. Francisco Martínez Cobián

Dr. Francisco Martínez Cobián

Urologist and Surgeon

Dr. Francisco Martínez Cobián is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara offering personalized attention for your health care.

He is dedicated to treating diseases of the bladder, prostate, kidney, testicles, and urinary tract infections, tumors, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, sexually transmitted diseases, vasectomy, vasectomy reversals, and many others.

He has the skills and experience required to detect chronic degenerative diseases and thanks to his experience, he has restored quality of life to many patients.

Bariatric and General Surgery

Includes a variety of procedures performed on people who suffer from obesity

Dr. Carlos A. Andrade

Dr. Carlos A. Andrade

Bariatric Surgeon and General Surgeon

Dr. Carlos Andrade and his surgical team is team of surgeons that specialize in gastrointestinal surgeries as well as those caused by chronic and metabolic diseases.

Dr. Andrade is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara and completed his residency training at the IMSS Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente. 

He is certified by the Mexican Board of General Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive procedures.

Ophthalmology

The branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit

Dra. Claudia Camacho

Dra. Claudia Camacho

Ophthalmologist

Dra. Claudia Camacho is a Medical Surgeon, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

2004 Medical Ophthalmic Surgeon, Universidad de Guadalajara

2009 SPECIALTY:  Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery

2011 Active Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; Active Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Colegio de Oftalmólogos de Jalisco

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