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Dr. Dario Ciambelli

Born in Puerto Vallarta, Dr. Dario Ciambelli is a man with great human and professional qualities. He studied at the School of Medicine at University of Guadalajara and specialized in General and Laparoscopic Surgery at the Old Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, known to produce the most skilled surgeons of the region. Dr. Ciambelli served as Chief Resident of Surgery, where he gained recognition from colleagues and peers alike for his leadership and competency. Dr. Ciambelli also completed a fellowship in bariatrics and abdominal trauma surgery and is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support.

After completing his specialty, he joined the Gastro and Obesity Center of San Javier Hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he mastered his laparoscopic skills and performed many hundreds of advanced laparoscopic, endoscopic, and bariatric procedures. Shortly after joining the practice, he was named Chief of Surgery and directed all internal operations. Alongside to his private practice, he supports a government program for low-income people operating in a system called "Seguro Popular" which operates very similar to an NGO.

He also is a General Surgery professor at the University of Guadalajara and is the co-founder and president of Toastmasters International Workshop of Puerto Vallarta.

Medical Education

  • University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico: Medical Degree, 1998 - 2002
  • Old Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, Mexico: General and Laparoscopic Surgery, 2002 - 2007

Medical Association memberships

  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Awards & Achievements

  • Summa Cum Laude: University of Guadalajara, Mexico: Medical Degree
  • Chief of Surgery: Gastro and Obesity Center


CHG Hospitales

Location : Guadalajara, Mexico
Years of Experience : 11 years
Languages : English, Spanish

Specialized Treatments

Gastric Bypass

For those who had believed that achieving a slim and healthy appearance, with a body mass index adjusted to their size, was a titanic task, impossible to achieve, even after having tried most of all types of rigorous diets and exercises, the bypass gastric is the fastest, safest and most effective solution offered by the medical profession currently. This procedure is...

Price: $5460 USD

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve A gastric sleeve or gastrectomy is a procedure which aims for helping overweight patients to lose a significant amount of weight. It consists of removing about 85 percent of the stomach, transforming it into a new tube shape resembling a sleeve. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, this means the specialist makes...

Price: $4770 USD

Gastric Balloon

Medical science has advanced significantly and has brought new alternatives, like the gastric balloon for obese or overweight patients. The procedure is a silicon balloon inserted in the patient’s stomach with an endoscopy. The surgeons fill the balloon with a saline solution to produce a sensation of fullness, of had being fed and satisfied, so patients lose the need...

Price: $2690 USD

Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder Removal

Our gallbladder is a small, tear-drop shaped organ located under your liver (see Figure 1). Its main function is to store bile. Bile is a substance that is made in the liver and helps your body digest fats. Your gallbladder releases bile when food, especially fatty food, enters the digestive tract. A cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) is done when the gallbladder becomes...

Price: $3490 USD

Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal Hernia Repair

In an inguinal hernia, abdominal fat or a loop of small intestine enters the inguinal canal, a tubular passage through the lower layers of the abdominal wall. A hernia occurs when part of an internal organ (usually the small intestine) protrudes through a weak point or tear in the peritoneum, the thin muscular wall holding the abdominal organs in place resulting in a bulge....

Price: $3990 USD

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