Dr. Austin Garza, MD

Dr. Austin Garza, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
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43 y/o
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Dr. Austin Garza, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.

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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Top Care Areas

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Gastroparesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dysphagia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Garza "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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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • 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
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • 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
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • 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
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • 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)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • 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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Garza does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Garza and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

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
4.2
based on 22 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Garza's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Colorado Springs, CO |
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...more
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Colorado Springs, CO |
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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Colorado Springs, CO |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
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

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Hospitals where Dr. Garza has admitting privileges

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