Dr. Austin Garza, MD

Dr. Austin Garza, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
42 y/o
17 reviews

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Dr. Austin Garza, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Garza is affiliated with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services....See Less

Associates In Gastroenterology

2940 N Circle Dr

Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

We strive to be a physician practice dedicated to state-of-the-art care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We perform most endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and are skilled in the therapeutic maneuvers associated with each. Dr. Garza received both his undergraduate and medical education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his M.D. in 2000, and chose to remain at Vanderbilt for an internship and residency in Internal Medicine. He received his board certification in 2003, and next completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. While at USF, he received advanced training in therapeutic biliary endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, and some of the latest techniques in the diagnosis, treatment, and palliation of GI malignancies. He received his board certification in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2006. Dr. Garza has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications in the fields of inflammatory bowel disease, swallowing disorders, and esophageal disease. He is a member of the ACG, AGA, and ASGE. Clinical interests include gastrointestinal malignancies, esophageal disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Garza currently serves on the Cancer Center Advisory Board at Penrose Hospital. He also holds an appointment as a Clinical Instructor with University of Colorado School of Medicine. Personal interests include skiing, tennis, cycling, hiking 14ers, cooking, and spending time with his wife and their three children.
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Dr. Garza's Experience

Dr. Garza's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of South Florida College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Garza is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Garza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garza to family and friends
based on 17 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Garza's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Colorado Springs, CO |
On my first visit, I stated I didn't want my driver to hear results, the driver is brought in during the conversation. His Physician Assistant does not accurately note or remember what is discussed. She blames what happens on someone else when it clearly lands on her. His office is difficult to reach and does not respond to messages efficiently. I don't feel that I am listened to, treated with respect or as an individual. I cannot get my medical history corrected which affects my treatment.
Sally, I am sorry you had this experience. Our PA's are a reflection of the practice and the physicians, and we think very highly of their aptitude and ability, but I would be happy to discuss this further with you. We are always working on improving communication access including providing a web portal and increasing staff to handle phone calls. I would be happy to address what we mishandled with your experience.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
If you need a scope or colonoscopy done he may be your guy. If you get a diagnosis from that test he doesnt seem interested in trying to help you maintain or even understand your diagnosis. It truly felt like he kicked me to the curb after he diagnosed Gastro issues. Maybe I bored him.
in Monument, CO |
I had an endoscopic exam done by Dr. Garza and Dr. Garza was having a little trouble getting the scope down my throat and rammed it down there so hard that I had a tear in my throat. You can clearly see the tear on the pictures. Very painful, and totally unnecessary! No patience, no apology. Cannot recommend him.
John, I'm sorry for your experience and would like to learn more about this event-I would love to discuss this more with you. It is certainly never my intent to cause pain or make anyone feel like they had a suboptimal experience. I, like my partners, take great pride in my work and care, and I am sorry to hear this.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Garza is great. He takes time to understand your situation and determine the best course of treatment. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Garza accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

Hospitals where Dr. Garza has admitting privileges

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
2222 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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