Dr. Austin Garza, MD

Dr. Austin Garza, MD

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44 y/o
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Dr. Austin Garza, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology.Read his story

Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.

6011 E Woodmen Rd Ste 345

Colorado Springs, CO 80923
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • CNIC Health Solutions
  • Cofinity
  • Colorado Access
  • Colorado Choice Health Plans
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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. Garza's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dysphagia
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Dr. Garza treats Dysphagia more than 100% of his peers

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Esophageal Diseases
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Dr. Garza treats Esophageal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garza treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garza treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garza treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garza's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

We are a specialty practice dedicated to state-of-the-art care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease. We strive to be a physician practice dedicated to state-of-the-art care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We tre...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

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Dr. Garza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garza

4.2

Based on 31 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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Great doctors. Great staff. People are always pleasant. Doctors are friendly and treat you with respect. Procedures are quick and on time. Dr. Garza was my doctor. Dr. Lundt was my wife's. Both are fantastic. Highly recommended.
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From the receptionist at his Sisters Grove pavilion, to his staff at the Endoscopy Center and Dr. Garza were all very friendly, helpful, reassuring, informative, and very efficient. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. The actual procedure was about 20 minutes. They said to arrive 1 hour before and 1 hour procedure, I checked in at 10am and was out by 11:30am. I have never seen a more friendly and efficient medical staff in over 20 years. Dr. Garza and his staff are the best! Thank-You!
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Excellent care!!! Very thorough. Takes lots of time to explain everything.
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I have been a patient of Dr Austin Garza for three years. I live a couple of hours away and the staff was accommodating with mailing presurgical documents and following up with phone calls. Upon arrival, I was treated with respect from everyone. Once back in pre-op, I was not kept waiting. The nurses were attentive and thorough. Easy to talk to and ask questions. Procedure and results explained thoroughly by staff and Dr. Garza. Highly recommend him.
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Dr. Garza was very professional, kind, and reassuring during my procedure. He talked to me before and after and answered all my questions. He was easy to talk to and explained things in a way that was easy to understand. He and the staff at Associates in Gastroenterology were all very kind and helpful during my procedure.
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I dont know how Dr. Garza is, but the office he works for is the most disorganized practice I have ever seen. They basically black balled by wife because we didnt want to go to the Sisters Grove location. We didnt want to go there because our daughter passed away at St. Francis in 2015 and we just cant bring ourselves to go back there. We were polite about it, but they didnt care and ignored our PCP's referrals, and pretended like they never heard of us.
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Dr. Garza is an upmost professional with a very pleasant bedside manner. Of course, I am somewhat biased in that I was a fellow during his time at Vanderbilt also. I would highly recommend Dr. Garza and his colleagues, without reservation.
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I research Dr. Garza to help me with my medical needs. I was seen by him for 3 years when i asked for some further support i was not even given the time of day. I also had issues with so called customers and my service animal and being disrespected . They moved me to a new location to get help to hide me from others. I asked for the doctor to help with a letter to help me when i was older to get help from the VA for service connected medical needs. He flat out said NO. Then pawned to staff.
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Dr Garza and staff are very nice They made my visits very comfortable
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I found Dr. Garza to be very professional and courteous. Wish I would have changed providers several years ago. He was very good at explaining everything. I would recommend Dr. Garza.
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My second colonoscopy in five years was just as excellent a service as the first. The friendliness and professionalism of Dr. Garza and the staff are over the top. There is just nothing to which to attach any negative criticism -- everything from scheduling the procedure to walking out after it is over is done is a way that is a wonderful example of how a business should be run, and the fact that it is an intrusive medical procedure just amplifies how well things CAN be done.
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Dr Garza has a great "bed-side" manner - speaks in laymen's terms and spends time listening to me. However, he and his staff are so busy that it takes weeks and weeks to get an appointment.
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From the time we arrived we were treated extremely well. Dr Garza's team is amazing. Mary was so helpful.
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Has about as good of an experience as I could have hoped for a colonoscopy. Everything was timely, and I feel I was well informed at each step.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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AARP
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Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
CNIC Health Solutions
Cofinity
Colorado Access
Colorado Choice Health Plans
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
HealthComp
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
IMG International Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Part B Primary
Part B Secondary
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
NALC Health Benefit Plan
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
PacifiCare Health Systems
PHCS
Principal Financial Group
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
Rocky Mountain Health Plans PPO
Tricare
Prime
Prime Select
Prime Standard
Standard
TriCare for Life
TRICARE Reserve Select
TRICARE Retired Reserve
United Healthcare
Basic Plan
Secure Horizon Medicare
United Healthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Veterans Choice Program
WellPoint

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