Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD

Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

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

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
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more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McElrath-Garza "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 colorectal cancer includes the coordination of care with medical and radiation oncologists as needed. The Institute's surgeons and other healthcare professionals are highly skilled in leading-edge diagnostics and treatment for colorectal cancer an"

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

108  Conditions Treated

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70  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal Repair
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bowel Obstruction Repair
  • Bowel Reconstruction Surgery
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Colostomy
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Manometry
  • Minimally Invasive Cystocele and Rectocele Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Polypectomy
  • Presacral Neurectomy
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Sphincter Reserving Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Dr. McElrath-Garza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. AnaMaria McElrath-Garza, MD
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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Glendale, CA – Apr 11, 2018
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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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Melanie in Arcadia, CA – Jul 20, 2017
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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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Glendale, CA – Mar 14, 2017
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Not enough knowledge.
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jojo in La Canada Flintridge, CA – Jul 14, 2016
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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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carl in West Los Angeles, CA – Jun 29, 2016
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