We are pleased to introduce the physicians in Chapala Med Sur’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. 
These are the doctors who support Dr. Hernández when he hospitalizes his patients.

Cosmetic Surgery 

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

Cosmetic Surgery Chapala Med Sur
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. 

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 MD. FACS.

Dr. Gerardo Lopez Guerra MD. FACS.

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist

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Dr. Lopez Guerra, is a board certified specialist in Otolaryngology with sub-specialty training in Laryngeal Surgery. He is currently a surgeon at Vocalia ® ENT and Voice Center, located inside Hospital Puerta de Hierro Sur, in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Fellowship trained at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and former faculty member and Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lopez Guerra is a published author and presenter on innovative treatments of voice disorders in leading medical journals and book chapters.

His clinical interests include laryngeal cancer and dysplasia, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), performing and professional voice, vocal cord paralysis, vocal fold polyps and nodules, spasmodic dysphonia and functional surgery of the nose and throat.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and an active member of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA), The Voice Foundation, American Laryngological Association Fellow Candidate (ALA), and American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS).

After eight years in Boston, Dr. Lopez Guerra returns to his hometown of Guadalajara, Jalisco to be able to provide his patients here with the same diagnostic and surgical skills that improve quality-of-life and treatment options for patients with voice, ear, nose and throat disorders.


General and Bariatric Surgery

Surgical procedures including a variety of procedures performed on people who suffer from obesity

Dr. José Haro Fernández

Dr. José Haro Fernández

General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

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Dr. Haro Chapala Med Sur AssnDr. José Haro Fernández is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. He is a Specialist in general surgery and the digestive system, advanced laparoscopy, painless surgery, and head and neck surgery. He is rated one of the TOP best Surgeons in Mexico. For Dr. Haro, the integral health care of the patient is of the utmost importance, so he is constantly training and innovating techniques that help the speedy recovery of the post-surgical patient, such as the NO PAIN SURGERY technique, of which he is a pioneer.

Dr. Haro Chapala Med Sur AssnDr. Haro is an active member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery AMCE, the Mexican College of Endoscopic Surgery, and the Mexican Council of General Surgery CMCG A1500631.

He is certified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery, certified in Minimally Invasive Surgery by the European Institute of TeleSurgery, and accredited in Minimally Invasive Surgery by the University of Strasbourg, France.

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General Practice

The area of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, often for patients with multiple health issues

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Dr. Ricardo Montoya

Dr. Ricardo Montoya

General Practitioner

Dr. Ricardo Montoya is a General Practitioner.

Dr. Montoya is a recent graduate of the Universidad Lamar in Guadalajara.

Originally from Cananea Sonora his professional aspirations include surgery and orthopedics. This bright young doctor currently helps manage care of our patients in Guadalajara as well at Chapala Med.


A medical specialty that studies the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of aging by focusing on preventing and treating diseases and disabilities of older adults and the elderly

Geriatrics Chapala Med
Dr. Marco González Barba

Dr. Marco González Barba


Dr. Marco González Barba is Chapala Med’s Medical Services Coordinator and Geriatrician.

Dr. González is a native of Jalisco and recently completed his training in Geriatrics. He placed SECOND in the National Board Examination. (Feb. 2022). It is a privilege to have such a gifted young doctor on our team of doctors.

Our patients will appreciate his calm, soft-spoken demeanor and his firm grasp of his broad base of medical knowledge and the english language along with his warm bedside manner.

He sees patients in Ajijic on Tuesdays and at our Guadalajara offices the rest of the week.


Medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system

Gynecology Chapala Med Sur
Dr. Sergio Moreno Sahagún

Dr. Sergio Moreno Sahagún

Gynecologist and Oncologist


Dr. Moreno 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. Moreno 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.

Intensive Care

Also known as intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit or critical care unit, is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive care medicine

ICU Chapala Med Sur
Dr. Luis Arturo Gomez

Dr. Luis Arturo Gomez

ICU Care


Dr. Gomez is the ICU Specialist in our Guadalajara clinic.



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

Neurology Chapala Med Sur
Dr. José Ernesto Ledesma González

Dr. José Ernesto Ledesma González


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.

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

Dr. Juan Garrido Camel

Dr. Juan Garrido Camel


Dr. Juan Alberto Garrido Camel is an Ophthalmology specialist with a Master’s degree in Management and Administration of Hospitals and Health Systems from Olmeca University. He completed his medical surgeon degree at the Universidad Atónoma de Guadalajara and received his specialty in Ophthalmology from the Medical Center of Western Specialties.

Over his more than 30 years experience, Dr. Garrido has attended more than 100 training and academic update events at both the national and international level. He is a member of over 10 Mexican and international societies including the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He held the position of Vice President of the Tabasco State College of Ophthalmologists.

He is currently the Medical Director of the Puerta de Hierro Sur Medical Center responsible for ensuring the best possible experience for patients at the 48 bed facility. Prior to this he was an associate professor at the Universidad Atónoma de Guadalajara, Tabasco campus, and the representative for the state of Tabasco on the Mexican Council of Ophthalmology.

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