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Dr. Ricardo Lopez


Dr. Ricardo Lopez is one of the few board-certified orthopedic surgeons in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with over 20 years of experience and highly regarding among his colleagues.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Lopez performed his orthopedic and traumatology training at IMMS, one of the top medical institutions in Latin America and most important in Mexico. He is a resident of Puerto Vallarta and a pioneer in arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery in this region.

In the year 1999 Dr. Lopez started his private practice within the most prestigious hospital system of Puerto Vallarta, Hospital Medasist where he has performed over 8,000 surgeries. Throughout his career, Dr. Lopez has served as professor and chief of surgery for both private and government institutions.

Dr. Lopez enjoys to go to the beach with his family in his free time, he feels energized by the ocean and wishes to use his passion, knowledge and experience to help his foreign patients.

MEDICAL EDUCATION

  • Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico: Medical Degree, 1986 - 1993
  • National Medical Center IMSS, Puebla, Mexico: Orthopedics & Traumatology, 1999 - 2005
  • National Medical Center IMSS, Puebla, Mexico: Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery, 2007

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Mexican Association of Orthopedics & Traumatology
  • College of Orthopedics & Traumatology of Puerto Vallarta
  • Mexican Board of Certified Orthopedic Surgeons

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Summa Cum Laude: Autonomous University of Mexico, Medical Degree

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COMMON TREATMENTS

ACL RECONSTRUCTION

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ACL RECONSTRUCTION


A torn ACL will not heal without surgery and most ACL tears cannot be sutured (stitched) back together. To surgically repair the ACL and restore knee stability, the ligament must be reconstructed with an arthroscopic and/or mini-open surgery. Although it is possible to.

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HIP ARTHROSCOPY

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HIP ARTHROSCOPY


Hip Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the hip joint without making a large incision (cut) through the skin and other soft tissues. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of hip problems, such as arthritis,.

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HIP REPLACEMENT

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HIP REPLACEMENT


If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. When medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking supports do not adequately.

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CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE

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CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE


AThe decision whether to have surgery is based on the severity of your symptoms—how much pain and numbness you are having in your hand. In long-standing cases with constant numbness and wasting of your thumb muscles, surgery may be recommended to prevent.

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KNEE ARTHROSCOPY

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KNEE ARTHROSCOPY IN MEXICO


Knee Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the knee joint without making a large incision (cut) through the skin and other soft tissues. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of knee problems, such as.

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KNEE REPLACEMENT

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KNEE REPLACEMENT


If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If.

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SPINAL DISC REGENERATION

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SPINAL DISC REGENERATION IN MEXICO


Stem Cell Therapy is an elective regenerative procedure that helps revert disc degeneration diseases and spinal stenosis. Spinal Decompression with Stem Cells and Ozone Disc Therapy is a new and effective treatment.

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JOINT CARTILAGE REGENERATION

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JOINT CARTILAGE REGENERATION IN MEXICO


Stem Cell Therapy for joint pain is a minimal invasive procedure, in which adult stem cells are injected into the patient’s joints to stimulate the healing of damaged tissue. These mesenchymal stem cells target.

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ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR

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ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR


A tear in the rotator cuff is the separation of the tendons in the joint from the bone. It is not an uncommon injury and occurs in people of all ages. However, it usually occurs in individuals over 40 who engage in.

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ARTIFICIAL DISC REPLACEMENT

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ARTIFICIAL DISC REPLACEMENT


Choosing to undergo Artificial Disc Replacement surgery with our medical tourism orthopedic providers has several advantages:.

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DISCECTOMY

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DISCECTOMY IN MEXICO


Spinal surgery has come a long way with recent technological advancements. Conventional open spine surgery meant large incisions, long recovery periods, painful rehabilitation, .

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SPINAL FUSION

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SPINAL FUSION IN MEXICO


pinal surgery has come a long way with recent technological advancements. Conventional open spine surgery meant large incisions, long recovery periods, painful rehabilitation, and high complications rate while .

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