Dr. Rene Armenta, MD

Dr. Rene Armenta

Certified bariatric surgeon

Welcome to Dr. Rene Armenta’s bariatric surgery practice—a certified expert from Tijuana with more than 10 years of experience helping individuals battle obesity and take back their lives. With obesity ramping up in the U.S. and Mexico, many people see bariatric surgery as a game changer. But high prices and insurance headaches often make it quite the uphill climb. That’s where Dr. Armenta comes in—with top-notch yet affordable bariatric procedures in Tijuana, Mexico.

A Journey Towards Better Health

Dr. Armenta’s expertise lies in various bariatric procedures, like Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Gastric Balloon Surgery—true lifesavers for those grappling with weight-related health problems. But he doesn’t stop at the surgery—he believes genuine care involves comprehensively addressing each patient’s needs and concerns. His goal? To ensure everyone embarking on this weight loss journey gets the support, wisdom, and post-care they need for success.

Here are the core procedures that Dr. Armenta performs:

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery, or the "Sleeve Gastrectomy," is a tried-and-true weight loss solution. This procedure shrinks your stomach to control how much food you eat, helping you lose pounds. This transforms a part of your stomach into what doctors call a "sleeve" or tube, drastically reducing the space inside while keeping everything else working just as normal. Primarily for those with obesity, it's a tool to make strides toward long-lasting weight loss and avoid health-related issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Dr. Armenta:

  • Significant and sustainable weight loss.
  • Improvement in obesity-related health conditions.
  • Minimally invasive surgical approach.
  • Comprehensive follow-up care and support.

Gastric Balloon Surgery

Gastric Balloon Surgery is an innovative, non-surgical approach to weight loss, where a silicone balloon filled with saline solution is implanted in your stomach, helping cut down hunger hormones and food cravings. It's ideal for those making healthy eating habits a part of their life and prepping the journey towards weight management. Dr. Armenta has honed the skill of carrying out Gastric Balloon Surgeries with extreme precision and care. Patients are carefully guided through the entire process and receive ongoing support, helping them make the most of the surgery to reach their weight-loss goals.

Benefits of Gastric Balloon Surgery With Dr. Armenta:

  • Non-surgical and reversible procedure.
  • Kickstart to a healthier lifestyle.
  • Customized treatment plan.
  • Ongoing support and education.

Here are the core procedures that Dr. Armenta performs:

Medical School:

Mexican Faculty of Medicine, La Salle University 2000, Mexico City

Medical Internship:

Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami. 2001

Obtained the Title of Medical Doctor:

La Salle University 2000

Residency in General Surgery:

Regional Hospital Lic. Adolfo López Mateos ISSSTE, 2002 – 2006, México City.

Graduated with Honors Obtaining the Title of General Surgeon:

Mexican National University 2006.

Medical Social Service:

Xpichil, Cancún Quintana Roo. 2002

Board Certifications and Associations


Board certified by the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases. 2015


Member of the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases. 2013


Board certified by Mexican Council of General Surgery, July 15th, 2006, Recertified. 2012


Member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery. 2009


Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 2008


Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, A.C. 2006

Professional Experience

Chief Surgeon

“Bariatric Medical Center Cancun”. Hospital Victoria. May 2008 – 2015

General Surgeon

Attending at HGZ no. 18 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, IMSS. Nov 2010 – 2015

Regional delegate of Quintana Roo

Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, A.C. May 2009 – May 2010

Chief of Surgery

“Specialty Clinic Churubusco” ISSSTE, June 2008 – Jan 2009

General Surgeon

Attending “National Medical Center 20 de Noviembre”, ISSSTE, June 2007 – May 2008

General Surgeon

Attending “Regional Hospital Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos” ISSSTE, March 2006 – Sep 2007

Why Choose Dr. Armenta?

Partnering up with Dr. Rene Armenta for your bariatric surgery offers many advantages. Here’s why you should seriously consider Dr. Armenta for your weight loss procedure:

Extensive Experience

Dr. Rene Armenta is a seasoned expert in bariatric surgery with more than ten years of valuable experience. He has honed his skills to deliver precise and safe surgical solutions, performing thousands of successful procedures. Dr. Armenta's extensive experience reflects his ability to handle challenging cases with careful and patient-centered approaches. His practice keeps upgrading skills, bringing cutting-edge innovations in bariatric surgery to ensure that patients are offered modern and credible treatment options.

Unwavering Commitment to Quality Care

Dr. Armenta's philosophy is about giving kind-hearted and personalized care to each patient who walks through his office door. He believes that moving towards a healthier life is a partnership between the patient and their healthcare team — something you'll feel from your first meeting with him. He takes time to get to know how your health journey has been, as well as where you hope to take it. The custom-tailored treatment plans are intended to meet the needs of each patient, promising higher satisfaction levels and improved results after surgery.

Affordable Healthcare Solutions

Regarding bariatric surgery, the expense can sometimes be a significant hurdle. Located in Tijuana, Mexico, Dr. Armenta is bridging the healthcare accessibility gap, offering an affordable option for transformative surgery without compromising care quality. This way, more people can opt for life-altering bariatric procedures. The transparent pricing and top-notch surgical standards mean patients are getting their money's worth.

Cross-Border Practice

Welcoming both Mexican and American patients, Dr. Armenta's practice is fluent in the language of cross-border healthcare. This international approach adds a unique flavor to the patient experience, as fostering a diverse and inclusive environment comes with its advantages. U.S. residents find Tijuana an attractive combination of affordability and quality, making it a sound choice. With a deep understanding of healthcare systems in both countries, Dr. Armenta is uniquely equipped to handle challenges directly, giving seamless care to patients from diverse backgrounds.

Expertise and Care | The Dr. Rene Armenta Approach

With a remarkable number of over 3,000 successful bariatric surgeries to his name, Dr. Rene Armenta stands as a beacon of hope for individuals seeking a transformative health journey. Catering to patients from the United States and Mexico, his bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish ensures seamless communication and a nurturing environment where every patient’s needs are understood and met at his renowned Tijuana Bariatric Center.

Personalized Bariatric Solutions

Dr. Armenta is equipped with a diverse array of surgical operations, each meticulously designed to resonate with his patients' distinctive health objectives and needs. His mastery in executing gastric sleeve surgeries has allowed countless recipients to reestablish control over their food consumption, paving a road toward enduring weight loss. This operation, defined by shrinking the stomach size, triggers an early feeling of fullness—allowing patients an easier journey to controlling their diets.

Gastric Bypass Surgeries

Pushing beyond conventional methods, Dr. Armenta's gastric bypass procedures have delivered results even when other tactics failed. By partially circumventing the intestines during surgery, it guarantees you'll feel satisfied with less food intake - leading to a transformational weight loss journey for you or your loved ones.

Revisional Bariatric Surgeries

An expert in his domain, Dr. Armenta is unmatched when performing revisional bariatric surgeries. These surgical revisions not only address mishaps from past procedures performed elsewhere but can also improve the outcomes of ongoing treatments, drawing you nearer to your health objectives.


"I'm so glad that I did my research and chose Dr. Armenta over all the options! I felt well taken care of all of the time; never a moment did I hesitate as they responded to all of my inquiries. His team is fabulous, extremely friendly, and professional. The nurses checked on my recovery 24/7, as well as close monitoring from Dr. Armenta. Everything from the medications to the care of the nutritionist exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them; this is your sign to choose Dr. Armenta and his team of welcoming professionals."
Carolina Quiriarte
"My experience could not have been any better! Dr Armenta and his whole team were amazing. I was able to plan my surgery in the time that I was hoping for, and they provide you with great options and plenty of information to choose the right surgery for you. I felt well cared for and received all the support I needed from them! I would definitely suggest Dr Armenta as a top choice!"
Leslie Pedroza

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