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Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Garcia

El Paso Ear Nose & Throat Assoc

5959 Gateway Blvd W Ste 160 El Paso, TX 79925

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Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus in 1986 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.


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Dr. Garcia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Garcia treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Ear Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Ear Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Garcia's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus in 1986 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Roswell Park Canc Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Dist Hospital University Pr
Residency Hospital
1987
University Dist Hospital University Pr
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus
Medical School
1993
1989
1987
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Garcia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garcia

3.3

Based on 29 reviews

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1 Star
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(12)

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I have seen Dr. Garcia for several years now and I have been getting worse with time. I come to find out that I have tinnitus and or Meniere's through no diagnosis of his. All he did was send me for hearing test and said that it was due to aging. Now the bussing in my ears is so bad that my head hurts all the time and when I requested to see a different doctor I was told that I could not switch doctors. Well that's really stupid.
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I had an appointment with Dr. Garcia for 8:15. I was told to be there 30 minutes early to complete paperwork. They did not open until 8. After waiting for 20 min. In the parking lot I went inside. They gave me paperwork to complete. Some of the forms had been copied so many times that they were almost illegible. I completed the forms in bout 5 min. They collected the paperwork & $125 for the office visit. I waited until 9:00& was not called in from the waiting room. Cancelled appt, nobody cared.
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I went to see Dr Garcia after suddenly developing a mass on my right side of neck. It was growing and there was no pain and I didn't have a cold that would contribute to swelling of the glands. It turned out to be a second brachial cleft cyst and Dr Garcia was able to remove it . He was wonderful in easing anxiety i was feeling about being hit with a sudden growing lump that was naturally causing my mind to go to the worst thoughts and was very thorough in my evaluation and decision for surgery.
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My mom was referred to this doctor from her primary, I don't even know why! He is so rude and has no manners. He didn't help my mom with anything. He was not interested about what my mom had to say about her problems, and he said there's nothing he can do for her. And While I was explaining things to my mom about what he had said, he was so impatient and kicked the stool, he was ready to leave the room! He is so rude, I do not recommend this doctor! he doesn't even deserve one star!
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I'm a veteran that was referred to this doctor because of problems with my throat and let me tell you, he was very rude and condescending. Anytime I would try to tell him about the pain or discomfort I had in my throat he would laugh at me and he even made a comment about me not being employed. What does me, being currently unemployed have to do with my throat? Nothing. The wait time was close to two hours after my appointment, ladies at the front desk were the only nice people there.
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His experience and confidence helped put my concerns at ease. he was very straightforward about my condition. Took his time to sit and answer and go over all that was going on. No long wait times. His staff is amazing. I would recommend him 100 times over.
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I had a horrible experience. The staff was kind and hospitable but the doctor was rude and condescending. He asked irrevalent questions such as where I work and I told him I'm not working at the moment because I am a new mom and made me feel awful for not working and decided to tell me about his personal life and how because he has twins I don't have a hard life. The worst doctor I have ever met. I waited hours just to be criticized about my lifestyle when I'm in pain.
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