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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. 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


Location : Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Years of Experience : 22 years
Languages : English, Spanish

Specialized Treatments

Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement Mexico

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 nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider Total Knee Replacement surgery. Knee replacement,...

Price: $10990 USD

Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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 help your hip pain and arthritic symptoms, you may consider hip replacement surgery. Hip...

Price: $11990 USD

Knee Arthroscopy in Mexico

Knee Arthroscopy Surgery

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 arthritis, meniscus tears, and ligament injuries. Knee Arthroscopies can help revert arthritis or injury damage and prevent the...

Price: $4990 USD

Rotator Cuff Repair

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 repeated overhead movements from sports, work or daily life activities. As people get older, the muscle and tendon tissue become less elastic, making them more susceptible...

Price: $5990 USD

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