Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD

Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 25 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.

5959 Gateway Blvd W Ste 160

El Paso, TX 79925

Contact Information

(915) 779-5866

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Garcia performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Nosebleed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Garcia's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

88  Conditions Treated

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39  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garcia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garcia's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garcia to family and friends
28 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Garcia's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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....more
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