Dr. Fernando Garcia Govea, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Av. Diego Rivera 2386-Int 501, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22600 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico


Dr. Fernando Garcia is the medical director of Tijuana Bariatric Center where he leads a multidisciplinary team, including a program coordinator, a physical therapist, a nutritionist, and a psychologist. Dr. García has performed over 10,000 weight loss procedures with great success. His staff is highly trained and ready to help you with friendly, knowledgeable service. Dr. García believes that if you are motivated and ready to make a change, nothing should keep you from a healthy weight, and he works to place all options within your reach. Dr. García recognizes that sustainable results in bariatric surgery go hand-in-hand with significant lifestyle changes. Therefore, he offers comprehensive weight loss treatments, including valuable insights on nutrition and strategies to support your journey towards a healthier weight. Additionally, he provides resources such as a monthly support group, a dedicated patient coordinator to address all your questions and concerns, as well as regular follow-up sessions.


Dr. Fernando Garcia Govea, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Education & Experience:

Dr. Fernando García received his Licensed Physician Degree From Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Hospital General (General Hospital), endorsed by Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC). He currently serves as a professor of advanced laparoscopic surgery at Universidad Autonoma de Baja California and has worked for over a decade at Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social.

As a Tijuana Bariatric doctor who has undergone his own weight loss journey, Dr. Garcia is genuinely invested in ensuring his patients feel comfortable under his care while helping them transform their bodies, health, and lives.


Active Member of the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM).
Active Member of the Mexican Council of General Surgery (CMCG).
Active Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
Active Member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Active Member of the College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases of the State of Baja, California.
Active Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery.