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Physician Profile

Ruel T. Garcia, MD, FACG

Serving Patients in
San Jose
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(408) 471-2222

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About Ruel T. Garcia, MD FACG

Dr. Ruel T. 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 the University of California, San Francisco in 2002. Since then, he has been in San Jose practicing general gastroenterology and hepatology with an interest in advanced endoscopic procedures.

Dr. Garcia balances his life by spending the majority of his free time with his wife and 4 children. He 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

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Garcia’s goal is to provide optimal compassionate care to his patients by integrating the most up to date information that medical science and technology have available. He continues to practice based on proven, evidence-based medicine and hones 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.

Specialties and Services

Colonoscopy and Colon Cancer Screening

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)

EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection)

EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)

Endoscopic Stents

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

Bariatric Endoscopy

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Professional Affiliations

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)

Office Locations

San Jose
Dr. Ruel T. Garcia
200 Jose Figueres Ave, Suite 170
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: (408) 471-2222
Fax: (408) 471-2200