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Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD

Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery ·  Female · Age 44


Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Glendale, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

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(818) 839-2411

Dr. McElrath-Garza accepts the following insurance:

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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 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
Heritage Provider Network
Choice Care PPO
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 for Life
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. McElrath-Garza's Top Procedures and Conditions

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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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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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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
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • 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 to...


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


Los Angeles County University of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
Los Angeles County University of Southern California
Residency Hospital
John Wayne Cancer Institute
Internship Hospital
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Medical School
University of California At Irvine
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


  • 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

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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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