Dominican Republic Bariatric Surgeon
Luis F. # 457, Centro Medico Dominicano, Pereyca tower, Cons. 403
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
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5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

22 Years Old Gastric Sleeve Patient - Dominican Republic, DO

Ive been wanting to get this procedure since I was about 18 years old. I went to a lot of doctors but no one really inspired me to go ahead with the surgery. I always think and KNOW that God has his perfect timing for everything, and thats when I met Dr.Garcia, a very kind person, who understood me and helped me through the process. After the surgery I had a little almost unnoticeable pain, I went home the next day, I received excellent care while in the hospital. On day 2 I was walking up and down the mall shopping. Now im a month down the road and 25 pounds less. AWESOME! I would recommend this doctor 250%! Thanks Doc!

5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

37 Years Old 260 Lbs Before Now 155lbs - Dominican Republic, DO

Excellent doctor; very professional. I had my surgery 1.6 years ago; VSG no regret best decision made in my life. Dr Garcia is an excellent professional that make sure everything is good before; during and after procedure. Was 260 lbs now 155 lbs! !!! And felling better than ever!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Fue una experiencia maravillosa - Dominican Republic, DO

Muy buena experiencia, el trato recibido por parte del equipo ha sido de mi total agrado. El seguimiento pre y post cirugía por parte de todo el equipo, ha permitido que me afiance más. También poder entender que el proceso depende en gran parte de mi cuidado post quirúrgico.

5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

Excelente experiencia.

Tuve una excelente experiencia con el Dr. Pablo García. La operación fue un éxito, el proceso pre-operatorio y pos-operatorio y la recuperación también. He seguido todo al pie de la letra y vamos paso a paso bajando hasta llegar al peso ideal. Lo recomiendo.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

bonita experiencia

Excelente profesional, excelente equipo de apoyo, tengo un mes de operado y los resultados son palpables, el procedimiento y las orientaciones recibidas por el Dr. Garcia han sido vitales para el buen resultado. William Paez

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Excelente Trato Humano.

Mas que un Doctor, se convierte en un aliado tanto el como su equipo te llevan de la mano en cada paso que vas dando en esta nueva etapa de tu vida, en mi caso ha sido una excelente operación sin ningún riesgo o consecuencia palpable hasta ahora y siempre han estado ahí para cualquier inquietud y eventualidad del proceso.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Excellent experience!

Absolutely wonderful. I had gastric sleeve surgery and I have to say it was the most awesome experience I’ve had. Dr. Garcia is an awesome doctor! He took his time and explained the entire process and answered any concerning questions. The staff was amazing as well. They made me feel so special. The support provided by all of the staff is phenomenal. Just knowing I can pick up the phone and s...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

I had a wonderful experience

Dr. García is an amazing Doctor and his team is wonderful. They are ready to answer any questions. I got the sleeve gastrectomy, I'm very happy with the outcome. I strongly recommend Dr. García. He is an outstanding physician.

5 out of 5 stars Weight Loss Surgery

My Doc Roc.....

As you make one of the biggest decision of your life you pray that your in good hands. I woul tell you , your in the best hands ever. My experience was amazing. I'm from The Bahamas travelled all alone didn't tell my mom what I was doing. So you could imagine the doubt and guilt I had going on. After meeting Doc and going through the interview and fact finding process I felt relieved. His...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

I had an Exceptional and non-traumatic experience.

My experience with doctor pablo was excellent, I was looking for the best option for bariatric surgery until I found pablo, from the moment I entered his office, his treatment was very kind, professional and human, I explained the complete process of the way More simple and without leaving details, clarified every possible doubt and focused on me to understood the step to the new life change...

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Personal Statement

As your bariatric surgeon and patient I assume the responsibility to hold your hand in the path with our commitment to the excellence, making an experience that marks the beginning of your new life. My passion is to be your witness an see how you beat the obesity like me through bariatric surgery.

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Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Medical Tourism Proffesional
ASMBS International Member.
IFSO member.
Founder Member and Executive Secretary, Dominican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
President of Society, Surgeons of the Salvador B. Gautier Hospital
RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Garcia has hospital affiliations at Centro Medico Dominicano.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Universidad Iberoamericana, UNIBE, 2004
    Graduate: MBA, UNIBE - FIU
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Dr. Salvador B. Hospital Gautier, IDSS, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, UASD
    Bariatric Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Quito, Ecuador
    Bariatric Initiative for Latin America. BILA. Endo-Surgery Institute. Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Advance laparoscopic, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, INTEC, CEDIMAT

Treatments offered at General Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic surgery, Advance Laparoscopy

Blog Posts and Articles

¿Eres candidato a la cirugía bariátrica?

SALUD¿Eres candidato a la cirugía bariátrica?10/04/2012Esta intervención quirúrgica es cada vez más popular en la República Dominicana, pero no todas las personas califican para ser intervenidas El 90% de las personas con diabetes tipo 2 tienen sobrepeso u obesidad, lo cual puede evitarse. ReaccionesLa obesidad trae consigo una larga lista de padecimientos que afecta el bienestar físico y emocional de la persona, que de no tratarse a tiempo puede llegar a tener consecuencias graves....

Preparandome para Cirugia Bariatrica

Esta revolución quirúrgica es un tratamiento definitivo para quienes padecen obesidad severa. No sólo promete quitarles “un gran peso de encima”, sino que les brinda la oportunidad de empezar un nuevo estilo de vida más saludable.Por Dr. Pablo GarcíaDirector y cirujano principal de la Unidad Avanzada de Cirugía Bariátrica del Centro Médico Dominicano, UNACIB.Cuando la obesidad comienza a mostrar consecuencias (de salud, autoestima o estética) de inmediato iniciamos la dieta. En...

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What would cause severe nausea and vomiting 8 months after gastric sleeve?

After the sleeve you may need to close some scarring area and produce symptoms such as these. This surgery also cause reflux symptoms. Other... READ MORE

Still Eating Sweets After a Gastric Sleeve I Thought They Took the Chemical out of Your Stomach?

Hello. Remember that the surgery limits the quantity and the appetite reduce but dosent help with the quality of what you eat.1. Remember your goal,... READ MORE

How Much Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost?

The package for gastric bypass in our practice, including laboratory preparation fees, medical fees, bariatric surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, 1-3... READ MORE

Vertical Sleeve Gasyrectomy vs Laproscopic Gastric Plication?

Hi, SG is an excellent option, proved and has better results in weight loss and comorbidities, the gastric plicature have good results but only in... READ MORE

Can I lose 100 lbs or more with Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy ?

The most important details is the change of the habbits, eating behavioral, and exercises, yes is totally more than 100 pounds, I... READ MORE

Is Medical weight loss with HCG safe? is the 500 calorie a day extreme? I'm finding exercise slow. Is HCG Diet Effective? Thanks

Hello. my opinion as obesity surgeon, is to be taken with great caution hormonally altering diets. The FDA has already issued a statement that said... READ MORE

What is the minimum weight required for gastric sleeve surgery?

Hello.Thanks for your time and question.Am sorry about all the health issues you're having right now. Your BMI is 28. meaning you do not qualify for ... READ MORE

Will losing weight make my skin laxity worst?

Hello Thanks for your time and question. What I can tell you is everyone has her own body shape, both before and after weight loss. Some people ha... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for VSG?

Hello. Thanks for your time and question. The Gastric sleeve is an option for you, if you want to make some changes in your life and lso it will get ... READ MORE

How long is the recovery after surgery for a gastric sleeve?

Hello. Thanks for your time and question.The recovery time after the gastric sleeve will be 8/10 days after the surgery to go back to your regular ... READ MORE

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Learn How This Bariatric Surgeon Lost 60 lb.

Dr. Pablo Garcia is a bariatric surgeon that became a patient. He discusses why he decided to have a sleeve gastrectomy, what his post-op experience was like, and what he has been doing to maintain the weight loss. WATCH VIDEO

Marleen Explains Why She's Motivated to Have Sleeve Gastrectomy

Marleen shares he story and explains why she's decided now is the time to have the sleeve procedure to help promote weight loss. WATCH VIDEO

Why It's Important to Drink a Lot of Water After Bariatric Surgery

One of the most important recommendations after bariatric surgery is to be hydrate. Dr. Pablo Garcia explain why. WATCH VIDEO

Obesity Is Not Your Fault — The Doctor Explains

Sometimes we feel guilty for becoming obese. Hear Dr. Pablo Garcia explains how it's not your fault. WATCH VIDEO

Weight Loss Surgery: Lean How Sleeve Gastrectomy Works in 3 Minutes

Dr. Pablo Garcia explains and illustrates the process of sleeve gastrectomy. This minimally invasive surgery is performed to promote weight loss over time. WATCH VIDEO

Sleeve Gastrectomy: Learn About This Weight Loss Surgery and How It Works

Live from Vegas at ASAPS 2016, Dr. Pablo Garcia answers questions about weight loss surgery. WATCH VIDEO

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