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About AMBI

Surgeons & Staff

DR. JACOB JOFFE, HEAD OF BARIATRIC SURGERY

Dr. Joffe is a prominent expert in the field of bariatrics, specializing in Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgeries. With over 25 years of surgical experience, Dr. Joffe initiated and revolutionized the surgical weight loss industry in Canada. In 2001 Dr. Joffe was one of the first surgeons to perform the Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band in Toronto, Ontario Canada and in 2005 he was the first surgeon to perform a Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Canada.

Dr. Joffe has devoted his career to bariatrics; he understands the impact of these life altering procedures and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their health and weight loss goals. At present Dr. Joffe has successfully completed over 2,500 adjustable gastric bands, over 1,500 gastric bypasses and over 300 sleeve gastrectomy procedures. Dr. Joffe acts both as a Midband™, Johnson & Johnson Realize™ Band and Allergan LAPBAND® surgeon and certified instructor.

Dr. Joffe received his medical degree, at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City in 1972, graduating with honors. He later completed his surgical residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), a former Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a former member of the Ontario Association of General Surgeons, a former member of the Ontario Medical Association and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. At present Dr. Joffe is Head of Bariatric Surgery for AMBI – the Advanced Metabolic and Bariatric Institute in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico where most of his clients travel from both Canada and the United States.

Dr. Joffe, whose passion is restoring the health and vitality of obese individuals, created AMBI to provide a high quality, affordable, accessible choice for people seeking obesity surgery. Dr. Joffe is helping patients obtain experienced, safe, reliable and affordable solutions.

DR. LEOPOLDO HERRERA CHABERT, GENERAL AND BARIATRIC SURGEON

Dr. Herrera joins AMBI with a wealth of knowledge and over 20 years experience in both general and bariatric surgery. Dr. Herrera assists Dr. Joffe in surgery and participates in both the pre and post operative care process. Dr. Herrera is fluent in both English and Spanish and has worked in hospitals in Canada, the United States and London England.

Education

  • MD degree from the University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City 1979
  • Resident in General Surgery at the National Medical Center, Mexico City 1981-1985

Memberships

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Canadian Society of General Surgery
  • Asociación Mexicana de Cirugia Laparoscópica
  • Asociación Mexicana de Cirugia General
  • Medical Council of Canada

DR. J RENE OROZCO TORRES, STAFF ANESTHESIOLOGIST

Dr. Orozco has been practising as an anesthesiologist for over 25 years. An expert in his field, Dr. Orozco has been a staff anesthetist at the Hospital Angeles del Carmen for over 15 years. He is also a trusted member of the AMBI team. Dr. Orozco speaks fluently in both English and Spanish.

Education

  • Medical School Graduate from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Facultad de Medicina 1979
  • Residency in the department of anaesthesiology Presbyterian Hospital Center Albuquerque, New Mexico 1983

Memberships

  • Mexican Board of Anesthesiology
  • Asociacion de Anestesiologos del Valle de Atemajac
  • Ophtalmic Anesthesia Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)
  • Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA)
  • Asociacion de Anestesiologos de Jalisco

DR. ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ GARCIA

Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the School of Medicine, University of Guadalajara. He completed his post graduate specialty in Gastroenetrology and Clinical and Therapeutic endoscopy at the University of Nice, France. Dr. Gonzalez is currently Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at the Hospital Santa Maria Chapalita, Guadalajara. Dr. Gonzalez joins AMBI as an experienced endoscopist, specializing in the placement of the Intragastric balloon.

DR. CARLOS GUTIERREZ CHAVEZ

Dr. Gutierrez is a graduate from the School of Medicine, University of Guadalajara. He completed a post graduate in General Surgery at the University of Mexico. Dr. Gutierrez is the former Chief of General surgery at the Hospital Angeles del Carmen, currently Staff Surgeon at Hospital Civil in Guadalajara. Dr. Gutierrez is dedicated to the practice of minimal invasive surgery.

MARISOL DIAZ PEREZ, HEAD OPERATING ROOM NURSE

Marisol Diaz Perez is AMBI’s head surgical nurse. She is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara. Marisol maintains extensive experience in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, with over 15 years as an OR Nurse in General and Laparoscopic Surgery. She is currently the coordinator of the laparoscopic and bariatric courses at the Hospital Angeles del Carmen overseeing nursing and instrumentation.