Ruel T. Garcia, MD, FACG
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Dr. Garcia started practicing medicine in 1996 as an internist, primary care physician and hospitalist in San Diego. He moved to the Bay Area in 1998 and completed his gastroenterology training at UC San Francisco in 2002. Since then, he has been in San Jose practicing general gastroenterology and hepatology with interest in advance endoscopic procedures.
Dr Garcia balances his life by spending as much time as he can with his wife and 4 children and has a passion for travel, history and physics.
Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of California, San Francisco 2002
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego 1996
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego 1994
Internship: General Surgery, University of California, San Diego 1993
MD: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 1992
BS: Biological Sciences, Magna Cum Laude: University of California, Irvine 1988
Dr. Garcia’s goal is to provide optimal compassionate care to the patient that integrates the most up to date information that medical science and technology has available.
Also, to practice based on proven, evidenced based medicine and to hone his endoscopic skills and clinical judgment by continual study and training to achieve the best procedural results for the patient. Lastly, he believes to always listen to the patient and incorporate the patient’s hopes and wishes into their treatment plan.
Colonoscopy and Colon Cancer Screening
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection)
Hepatitis B and C
Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
Management of Liver Diseases
Management of diseases of the pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder
Management of diseases of the esophagus, stomach and intestines
American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Dr. Ruel T. Garcia
200 Jose Figueres Ave, Suite 170
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: (408) 471-2222
Fax: (408) 471-2200