Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD

Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
44 y/o
(18)

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Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Glendale, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

Colorectal Surgery Institute

222 W Eulalia St Ste 100A

Glendale, CA 91204
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Affiliated Health Funds
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners

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. McElrath-Garza's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElrath-Garza treats Constipation more than 100% of her peers

Dr. McElrath-Garza treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Abdominal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElrath-Garza treats Abdominal Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. McElrath-Garza treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Anal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElrath-Garza treats Anal Disorders more than 96% of her peers

Dr. McElrath-Garza treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Dr. McElrath-Garza's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Mass
Abdominal Surgery
Abscess
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Acute Cholecystitis
Acute Diverticulitis
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Anal Abscess
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anal Repair
Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
Anal Warts
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
Anorectal Disorders
Anorectal Manometry
Anorectal Polyp
Anoscopy
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Appendectomy
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Botox® Injection
Bowel Obstruction Repair
Bowel Reconstruction Surgery
Bowel Resection
Bowel Strangulation
Bowel Surgery
Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholelithiasis
Clostridium Difficile Colitis
Colectomy
Colitis
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Disorders
Colon Mass
Colon Polyp
Colon Stricture
Colon Surgery
Colonic Atresia
Colonic Diverticulosis
Colonic Volvulus
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Treatment
Colorectal Polyp
Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
Colostomy
Condyloma Destruction
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Diarrhea
Distal Colorectal Cancer
Diverticular Diseases
Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterocutaneous Fistula
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Familial Colorectal Cancer
Fecal Impaction
Fecal Incontinence
Fissures
Fistula
Fistula Repair
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Flatulence
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Gallbladder Removal
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Perforation
Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
Hemorrhagic Proctocolitis
Hemorrhoid Banding
Hemorrhoid Removal
Hemorrhoid Treatment
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hirschsprung's Disease
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
Ileostomy Status
Ileus
Imperforate Anus
Incisional Hernia
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Incontinence
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Internal Anal Sphincter Myopathy
Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Cancer
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Fistula
Intestinal Obstruction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Ischemic Colitis
Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Large Bowel Obstruction
Lynch Syndromes
Manometry
Metastatic Liver Cancer
Microscopic Colitis
Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
Minimally Invasive Cystocele and Rectocele Repair
Minimally Invasive Surgery
MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
Omphalocele - Exstrophy - Imperforate Anus
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatitis
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic Floor Repair
Perianal Abscess
Pilonidal Cyst
Polypectomy
Polyps
Postoperative Hemorrhage
Presacral Neurectomy
Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Proctitis
Pruritus
Pruritus Ani
Rectal Abscess
Rectal Bleeding
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Diseases
Rectal Pain
Rectal Prolapse
Rectal Surgery
Rectal-Colon Bleeding
Rectocele
Rectosigmoid Neoplasm
Rectourethral Fistula
Rectovaginal Fistula
Rectovaginal Repair
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
Screening Colonoscopy
Secondary Malignancies
Short Bowel Syndrome
Sigmoid Colectomy
Sigmoidoscopy
Small Bowel Resection
Small Bowel Surgery
Sphincter Reserving Surgery
Sphincterotomy
Tumor
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Ultrasound, Endoanal

About Me

Care Philosophy

At the Colorectal Surgery Institute, we share a vision to provide world-class treatment for patients suffering from diseases of the colon and rectum. That's one of the reasons why we take a team approach to patient care. Our comprehensive approach...

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 2008
    Los Angeles County University Of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital
    2008
  • 2007
    Los Angeles County University Of Southern California
    Residency Hospital
    2007
  • 2005
    John Wayne Cancer Institute
    Internship Hospital
    2005
  • 2001
    University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    2001
  • 1996
    University Of California At Irvine
    Undergraduate School
    1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Excellence in Teaching, General Surgery USC, 2002
  • Merit Award, ASCO Foundation, 2005
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year, 2007
  • Junior Teacher Resident of the Year, Surgery, 2003

Dr. McElrath-Garza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McElrath-Garza

3.9

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I really liked Dr. Garza but there were several problems with the care I received from her: 1. office visit anoscopy was not thorough enough 2. her practice is located at a hospital, so for my 30 minute office visit I was charged a $25 copay and then billed $300 from the hospital for “Outpatient...Read More
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Dr. Garza made me feel comfortable from the start. I waited years to address my issues due to the nature of them and being embarrassed to "tell" anyone about the problem. Dr. Garza normalized the process, gave me options on treatment and made my surgery happen fairly quickly. The procedure was...Read More
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Her staff took the time to ask about my medical history and I had my MRI images and report dropped off in advance. When I was seen by her, she did not know anything about me, she did not even know that I provided images and a report related to my condition. Even when I informed her of my MRI...Read More
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Not enough knowledge.
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Not experienced. Need more training and education. Need to be humble. She thinks she is good but she is not. She is unable to make accurate diagnoses.
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Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affiliated Health Funds
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
HealthCare Partners
HealthSmart
Heritage Provider Network
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network EPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Open Access PPO
Preferred Health Systems
Preferred Health Network
Private HealthCare Systems
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare PPO

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