It is time to start living

It is time to start living

It is time to start living

It is time to start living

It is time to start living

About Dr. Fernando Garcia Govea

Dr. Fernando Garcia Govea believes that no one deserves to be weighed down in life due to being overweight. This is why he is devoted to work with all types of obese patients, including high risk cases that other surgeons might turn down. His willingness to accept very high BMI patients as well as do revision surgery not only on easy but complicated cases , truly distinguishes Dr. Garcia Govea from other surgeons. He understands that your weight loss journey may be full of physical and emotional ups and downs, and he is here to help you every step of the way to help make your experience a success.

Training and Experience

Being the medical chief of a local hospital in Tijuana Mexico and a current professor of advanced laparoscopy at the University of Tijuana Medical School, Dr. Garcia Govea understands the importance of furthering his knowledge, honing his surgical skills, and educating others about their health and technological advances. His attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness are unparalleled. Dr. Garcia Govea has been in the medical field for nearly two decades, and he has been specializing in bariatric and metabolic treatment for nine years. During this time, Dr. Garcia Govea has received training in:

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Gastroenterology Complications

  • Mechanical Stapling

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Completed a fellowship in Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Duodenal Switch Surgery

  • Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery Revision

Academic Information

  • General Surgeon: Graduated From Hospital General de Tijuana, Endorsed by Universidad Autónoma de Baja California 2003-2007.

  • Social Service in Clínica Medica Rural Dámaso Cárdenas SSM Tangancicuaro Mich. 2000-2001.

  • Postgrade Internship in Hospital General “Dr. Miguel Silva” SSM Morelia Mich. 1999-2000.

  • Licensed Physician Graduated From Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia Mich. 1994-1999.

Detailed Information, Courses Information

  • Mini-fellowship Gastric Sleeve, Hospital Angeles de Tijuana February, 2010

  • Colectomy Course for Laparascopic Surgery, IMSS, May, 2010.

  • Mechanical Stapling Course, IMSS, May 2010.

  • XXXI International Congress for General Surgery, León Guanajuato October 29 to November 2, 2007

  • XVI International Congress for Endoscopic Surgery, April 30 to May 4, 2007

  • XXX International Congress for General Surgery “Dr. José Cervantes” Acapulco Gro. October 29 to November 3, 2006

  • Basic Vital Support Course, Guaymas Sonora, April 8 and 9, 2006.

  • Obesity Gastric Bypass Surgery Course, Hermosillo Son. January 20 and 21, 2006.

  • XXIX International Congress for General Surgery “Dr. Cesar Gutiérrez Samperio” Mérida Yuc. October 30 to November 4, 2007

  • XII Medical Shifts of Hospital General de Tijuana, Tijuana B.C, February 23 and 24, 2006.

  • International Course in Gastroenterology Complications, Guadalajara Jal. August 26 and 27, 2005

  • Inguinal Hernia Course, Open Accosting Approach vs. Laparoscopic, Tijuana B.C. May, 2005

  • XI Medical Shifts of Hospital General Tijuana, Tijuana B.C. March 3 and 4, 2005. and March 31 to April 1, 2005

  • Obesity Surgery Course, “Gastric Bypass vs. Lap Band”, Tijuana B.C. December 10 and 11, 2004

  • Workshop Course for Advanced Trauma Life Support” Accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Tijuana B.C., December 6, 2003

  • Northeastern National Congress, “Controversies in General Surgery ” Mexicali B.C. September 26 and 27, 2002

  • Training Course for “Prioridades en la Atención a la salud del Niño Sano” Zamora Mich. 28 de febrero 2001.

  • XX Medical Pediatric Shifts of the Hospital Infantil de Morelia “Eva Samano de López Mateos” Morelia Mich. October 14 to the 17, 1998

  • XVII Medical Pediatric Shifts of the Hospital Infantil de Morelia” Eva Samano de López Mateos” Morelia Mich. October 18 to the 21,1995.

  • IX Morfology Course, from the, Clínica de la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia Mich. March 16 and 17, 1995.

Professional Information

Professional Experience

  • General Surgeon in Hospital General de Rosarito from April 1, 2007 to the Present, Calle Galilea 2200, Frac. Villa Turística, Playas de Rosarito, Tel 6126164, 6126042

  • General Surgeon in Hospital San Luís Rey, from March 7 to the Present, Calle 2da Zona Centro Tijuana B.C. Tel 685 7451.

  • On Call Physician for the Hospital del Carmen, Colonia Gabilondo, Tijuana B.C Tel. 6817576

  • On Call Physician for the Hospital Fundadores, located on Blvd. Fundadores de Tijuana B.C. Tel 6845682

  • On Call Physician for the Clínica Psiquiatrita “Tapia”, Gobernador Mariano Jiménez 406 Col Nueva Chapultepec Morelia Mich. Tel 43145019

Licencing

RFC: GAGF761009-BJ1.
CURP: GAGF761009HMNRV02.
DGP Medical License: 3465685.
DGP Surgeon License: 5446251.
Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía: Folio 07046.

Host Speaker and Presenter

  • “Drenaje de Blake vs. Argyle en Trauma de tórax”, XXXI Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General, trabajo oral, León Guanajuato 2 de noviembre 2007.

  • “Divertículo de Zenker” reporte de un caso, XXXI Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General, trabajo cartel, León Guanajuato 2 de noviembre 2007

  • “Drenaje de Blake vs. Argyle en Trauma de tórax”, XIII Jornadas Medicas del Hospital General de Tijuana B.C. 26 de febrero 2007.

  • “Traumatismos y Cuerpos Extraños Anorrectales”, XXX Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General Dr. Jorge Cervantes” trabajo oral, Acapulco Gro 2 de noviembre 2006.

  • “Hiperparatiroidismo Primario por Adenomas Quisticos” XXX Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General Dr. Jorge Cervantes” trabajo oral, Acapulco Gro 2 de noviembre 2006.

  • “Cistadenoma Seroso de páncreas con Aparente Origen Esplénico” XXX Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General Dr. Jorge Cervantes” trabajo cartel , Acapulco Gro del 31 de octubre al 3 de noviembre 2006.

  • “Liposarcoma Mixoide con áreas Pleomorficas de Mesenterio” XXX Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General Dr. Jorge Cervantes” trabajo cartel, Acapulco Gro del 31 de octubre al 3 de noviembre 2006.

  • “Dilataciones Quisticas de Colédoco” XXX Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General Dr. Jorge Cervantes” trabajo cartel, Acapulco Gro del 31 de octubre al 3 de noviembre 2006.

  • “Extracción de Cuerpos Extraños Anorrectales” Hospital Ángeles de Tijuana B.C. 26 de enero 2006.

  • “Esofagectomia Transhiatal, Experiencia de Anastomosis con Engrapadora en Hospital General de Tijuana” XXIX Congreso Nacional de Cirugía General, trabajo oral, Mérida Yuc. 2 de noviembre 2005.

  • Bypass gástrico Laparoscopico en Y de Roux, Evaluación de la Técnica de Anastomosis Gastroyeyunal”, XXIX Congreso Nacional de Cirugía General, trabajo oral, Mérida Yuc. 3 de noviembre 2005.

  • “Traumatismo de Páncreas”, XXIX Congreso Nacional de Cirugía General, trabajo oral, Mérida Yuc. Del 30 de octubre al 4 de noviembre 2005.

Publications

  • Cirujano General Vol. 31 Núm. 2 – 2009: Cuerpos extraños anorectales.

Languages

  • Spanish 100 %, English 80 %.

On a Personal Note

When not in surgery, Dr. Garcia Govea spends his spare time biking. Most weekends he and his associate Dr. Vazquez are busy working out in order to compete in triathlons. After an intense day at the hospital Dr. Garcia Govea loves to lounge on his couch and watch the sports channel.

Whether it is a spicy salsa or grilling he is a master chef! Friends and family rave about his cooking skills and vouch that he could give any top chef a run for their money. His calm demeanor and soft smile are trademarks witnessed by his staff and patients. He supports his family’s efforts in their involvement with local charities of interest.