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Guillermo Garcia, MD

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Languages spoken
English, Spanish

Dr. Garcia's Locations

less than  km
from 
ExpressCARE–Muhlenberg

2649 Schoenersville Road
Suite 202
Bethlehem, PA 18017-7317
United States

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Services Dr. Garcia Offers

About Dr. Garcia

Philosophy of care

I stress the importance of communication between my patients, their family members and me. Whether I am with a patient in the office or at the bedside, I spend as much time as is necessary to ensure all their questions are answered. It’s important that patients and families know what to expect before, during and after surgery.

Why I entered medicine

When I was growing up, I had the utmost respect for our family physician. When I was in high school, I joined a program that allowed students to rotate through different departments in a local hospital. It gave me the rare opportunity as a high school student to witness an open-heart procedure during the surgery rotation. That’s when surgery piqued my interest. I realized surgery was the area of medicine that allows people to see almost immediate symptom relief. That appealed to me.

Personal interests

I have three children. I enjoy spending my free time with them reading, playing and just watching them grow up.

Education

Undergraduate
Baylor University, BA - Chemistry, 1995

Medical Training
University of Texas Houston Medical School, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1999

Training

Residency 1999
General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency 2000
General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency 2001
General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency 2002
General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency 2003
General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Chief Resident 2004
General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship 2005
Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Texas - Houston Medical School

Certifications

American Board of Surgery - Surgery

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  1. Physician Communication Questions
    1. Did this provider give you enough information about your health and treatment?
    2. Did this provider give you easy to understand information about your health questions and concerns?
    3. Did this provider listen carefully to you?
    4. Did this provider seem to know your medical history?
    5. Did you trust this provider with your care?
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