Meet Dr. Edel Garfias
Prior to undergoing bariatric surgery, you must have a thorough evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate or if there are certain issues that may lead to complications. Depending on the state of your health, you may be required to carry out a series of lifestyle changes in order to improve your eligibility. Dr. Edel Garfias is part of the Tijuana Bariatrics Preferred Provider Network and helps clear patients prior to their procedure. As a doctor of internal medicine, she is able to evaluate the various factors that could heighten your risk, as well as help to prepare you for your treatment in Tijuana, Mexico.
Dr. Garfias' Role in Your Treatment
Dr. Garfias is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses, as well as disease prevention – integral components to help patients regain control of their health. With this in-depth understanding of various conditions and how they affect the body, she is able to provide expert guidance to address your particular concerns. For many bariatric patients, this may include:
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Joint problems
With her assistance, you can drastically improve your quality of life even before your surgical procedure.
Preparing for Bariatric Surgery
Certain conditions may increase your risk of complications or completely disqualify you as a bariatric surgery candidate. In order to ensure your candidacy, Dr. Garfias must first perform an extensive evaluation to identify concerns which could affect the safety and outcome of your procedure. Once she has completed the full spectrum of pre-operative tests, which may include cardiology testing, a gastrointestinal evaluation, and blood tests, she will provide necessary recommendations based on your unique needs.
Dr. Garfias is genuinely invested in patients' success. She is passionate about helping them make the necessary lifestyle changes to safely achieve their goals.
Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Garfias may recommend ongoing lifestyle changes, including consuming a healthier diet and exercising regularly. Throughout the process, you will need to consult with Dr. Garfias to monitor your progress. Once you are deemed healthy enough to undergo surgery, she will provide an official clearance.
A Passion for Helping Patients
Dr. Garfias has always been passionate about helping others. In her role working with Tijuana Bariatrics, she has the opportunity to help improve patients overall well-being, which she finds to be especially fulfilling. Dr. Garfias is genuinely invested in your success. She is passionate about helping you make the necessary changes in your life to achieve your goals.
When working with patients, Dr. Garfias strives to provide personable, compassionate care that allows them to feel confident and safe. Her goal is to instill hope in her patients so they can transform their lives and overcome the challenges that they face.
Guiding You to Success
Together, you and Dr. Garfias can make monumental changes in your health and happiness. She is dedicated to providing the professional guidance and encouragement you need to prepare for your weight loss procedure. To learn more about your candidacy for bariatric surgery and begin coordinating your treatment, contact Tijuana Bariatrics today.
“Dr. Garcia is awesome. I chose bariatrics vertical sleeve surgery. I've lost 85 lbs. since January 2017. No complications... I regret not doing this years ago.” Debbie M.