Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD

Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 53

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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408-683-9899

Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in San Jose, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Regional Medical Center Of San Jose and O'Connor Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garcia to book an appointment.

Office Hours

200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 170 San Jose, CA 95116

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Tue

8:30 am
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6 pm

Wed

8:30 am
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6 pm

Thu

8:30 am
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6 pm

Fri

8:30 am
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6 pm

Sat

8:30 am
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Sun

8:30 am
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Gastroenterology Consultants of San Jose

San Jose Office200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 170 San Jose, CA 95116
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Sun: 8:30am - 6:00pm
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Of San Jose San Jose, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital General Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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    Excellent MD
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    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
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    Cesar Campos – Aug 08, 2019
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    Very nice, polite and professional doctor!
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    Buddy C. Fajardo in San Jose, CA – Dec 20, 2018
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    Dr Garcia helped did my bariatric procedure. I have lost significant weight and the process was painless
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    Michelle in Los Gatos , CA – Dec 06, 2018
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    I was very happy to all he talk to me about The procedure that I’m going to have was explained very clearly and if I didn’t understand he asked if I have questions.
    What went well
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    No results
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    Geneva in San Jose, CA – Jun 30, 2018
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    I have struggled with heartburn and constipation for the past 10 years. For a long time I just tried to self remedy the problem and spent countless nights suffering not being able to sleep. When I met with Dr. Garcia he did an excellent job of explaining the issues I'm dealing with, and showing me using an interactive board in his office. His advice has been life changing. There are no magic pills to fix these issues, just some common sense self-care practices. I;m so thankful
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    Regina in San Jose, CA – Mar 07, 2018
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    Dr Garcia is Excellent- recommend to any one .
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    Connie le in Santa Clara, CA – Oct 02, 2017
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    Experience
    Background

    Background Check

    No malpractice claims found for California
    No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
    No board actions found for the years we collect data
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    Dr. Garcia's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Liver Damage from Alcohol
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    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Garcia treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 96% of his peers

    Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

    Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Garcia treats Gas-Bloat Syndrome more than 95% of his peers

    Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

    Duodenal Ulcer
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Garcia treats Duodenal Ulcer more than 95% of his peers

    Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

    Dr. Garcia's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anal or Rectal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Biliary Drainage
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cholelithiasis
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Copper Metabolism Disorders
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Dehydration
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenal Polypectomy
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • Enteritis
    • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Motility Disorders
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Food Allergy
    • Gallstones
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Ileus
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Ischemia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Ischemic Colitis
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Liver Damage from Alcohol
    • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
    • Malnutrition
    • Manometry
    • Nausea
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomal Ulcer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Viral Enteritis
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Vomiting Disorders

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    Dr. Garcia accepts the following insurance:

    Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
    Anthem
    $0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
    Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
    Advantage-CA HMO
    Advantage-CA PPO
    Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
    Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
    Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
    Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
    Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
    Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
    Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
    Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
    Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
    Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
    Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
    Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
    Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
    Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
    Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
    Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
    Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
    Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
    Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
    EPO-CA
    Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
    Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
    Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Gold Advantage-CA PPO
    Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
    Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
    Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
    Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
    MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
    Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
    Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
    PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
    PERS Select-CA HMO
    PERS Traditional-CA HMO
    Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
    Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
    Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
    Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
    Select Plus-CA HMO
    Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
    Select-CA HMO
    Select-CA PPO
    Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
    Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
    Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
    Silver Advantage-CA PPO
    Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
    Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
    Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
    Tenet Network-CA PPO
    Traditional
    Traditional PPO
    UC Care-CA PPO
    UC CORE-CA PPO
    UC Health Savings Plan-CA
    UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
    UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
    UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
    UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
    UCSHIP-CA PPO
    USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
    Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
    Commercial Insurance Company
    CoreSource
    First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Humana
    MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
    UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

    About Me

    Care 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...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. Ruel Garcia graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. He received his medical degree from the University...Read more

    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology

    Board Certifications

    Education

    University Of California-San Francisco Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    1996
    University of California, San Diego
    Residency Hospital
    1993
    University of California, San Diego
    Internship Hospital

    Languages

    • English
    • Chinese
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
    • Vietnamese

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD?

    Call 408-683-9899 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

    Does Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Garcia has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Garcia's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD accept my insurance?

    Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Garcia accepts your insurance.

    What are Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Garcia frequently treats Liver Damage from Alcohol, Gas-Bloat Syndrome, and Duodenal Ulcer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Garcia treats.

    Where is Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD's office located?

    Dr. Garcia's office is located at 200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 170, San Jose, CA 95116. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Ruel Garcia, MD speak?

    Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. View profile to see all.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Garcia is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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    Regional Medical Center Of San Jose

    San Jose, CA

    62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

    2 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

    O'Connor Hospital

    San Jose, CA