Dr. Fernando García – Top Bariatric Weight Loss Specialist in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Fernando Garcia is the medical director of the Tijuana Bariatric Center, where he leads a multidisciplinary team, including a program coordinator, a physical therapist, a nutritionist, and a psychologist.

Dr. García has performed over 10,000 weight loss procedures with great success. His staff is highly trained and ready to help you with friendly, knowledgeable service. Dr. García believes that if you are motivated and ready to make a change, nothing should keep you from a healthy weight, and he works to place all options within your reach.

Dr. García recognizes that sustainable results in bariatric surgery go hand-in-hand with significant lifestyle changes. Therefore, he offers comprehensive weight loss treatments, including valuable insights on nutrition and strategies to support your journey towards a healthier weight. Additionally, he provides resources such as a monthly support group, a dedicated patient coordinator to address all your questions and concerns, as well as regular follow-up sessions.

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Meet Dr. Fernando Garcia

Dr. Garcia is second to none. I could not have been in better hands. I think the whole medical staff came to my room to check on me and to give me information about my surgery and recovery. The nursing staff and technicians monitored me continuously. I had misgivings about undertaking a surgery like this after age 65, but it was the right decision because I found the right team.

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Education and Background

Dr. Fernando García received his Licensed Physician Degree From Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Hospital General (General Hospital), endorsed by Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC). He currently serves as a professor of advanced laparoscopic surgery at Universidad Autonoma de Baja California and has worked for over a decade at Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. 

As a Tijuana Bariatric doctor who has undergone his own weight loss journey, Dr. Garcia is genuinely invested in ensuring his patients feel comfortable under his care while helping them transform their bodies, health, and lives.

Additional Training

Throughout Dr. Garcia’s career, he has continually sought opportunities for further education and skill development to provide the highest quality care for his patients. His commitment to ongoing learning includes:

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Training: Continuous training in advanced laparoscopic techniques to stay at the forefront of minimally invasive surgical practices.
  • Bariatric Surgery Courses: Participation in various courses focused on bariatric surgery to remain updated on the latest advancements in the field.
  • Medical Workshops: Attendance at medical workshops and seminars to expand his knowledge and expertise in surgical procedures and patient care.
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME): Engagement in ongoing CME activities to ensure his medical knowledge remains up-to-date and aligned with the latest industry standards.
  • Collaborative Conferences: Active participation in national and international medical conferences to exchange insights and best practices with peers and experts in the field.


  • Active Member of the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM).
  • Active Member of the Mexican Council of General Surgery (CMCG).
  • Active Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
  • Active Member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
  • Active Member of the College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases of the State of Baja, California.
  • Active Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery.
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In the Doctor’s Own Words

“In my years of practicing bariatric surgery, I've always been keen on refining and adapting my techniques to provide the best possible outcomes for my patients. I often employ minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques using smaller incisions, which leads to reduced postoperative pain and quicker recovery times. My nuanced approach to the stomach's resection ensures optimal sleeve shape and size, tailored to each individual's anatomy. Over time, I've integrated certain closure techniques that promote healing while minimizing scarring, enhancing the aesthetic outcome post-surgery. At Tijuana Bariatric Center, we also emphasize a comprehensive post-operative plan that includes dietary guidelines and physiotherapy protocols designed to expedite the recovery process. It's this blend of surgical precision, individualized care, and my continuous pursuit of knowledge in the bariatric field that I believe sets my approach apart.” 

Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Garcia today to learn more about how he can help you reclaim your vitality, self-confidence, and freedom.

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