Dr. Katie Artz, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 50

General Surgery

Dr. Katie Artz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from SCOTT AND WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND CLINIC in 2006. She is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Joseph's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Katie Artz, MD

Southwestern Surgery Associates, LTD

1951 N Wilmot Rd Ste 2 Tucson, AZ 85712
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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I saw Dr. Artz for a banding of an internal hemorrhoid that a previous doctor had botched! She was excellent in her evaluation of the situation and performed an anoscopy and hemorrhoid banding which resolved my problem. I would recommend her for any surgery procedures that she performs. Excellent staff.
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Charles Corrado – Aug 13, 2021
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Highly skilled, exceptional surgeon! Happy, energetic personality. Extremely happy with the outcome of my gallbladder surgery which took 20 minutes. Very little pain after surgery. Kept ice packs over 4 small incisions for 2 days and took a couple Advil/Tylenol post surgery and day after surgery. Was back to light activity third day after surgery, walking and driving. I am not overdoing things, and taking things a little easier for several more weeks, so I don’t expect to have problems or complications. So great to be free of the pain and nausea I had prior to surgery. God bless you Dr. Artz. You are truly gifted!
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JoAnne – Jul 09, 2021
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DaVinci assisted Gall Bladder removal surgery. Dr. Artz is wonderful. Surgery was a breeze and with her pre and post surgery information, there were no surprises. Easy to see why/how Dr. Artz was voted best General Surgeon in AZ.
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Jun 11, 2021
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Dr. Artz performed what should have been a simple surgery on me and when she got into the area of the gallbladder, found it adhered to me liver and in very bad shape. She was able to keep the surgery from becoming an open surgery and did a great job. My friend is a PACU nurse where she works and he told me I got the best of the best. I personally agree. She was so easy going and nice. Not like most surgeons. I would highly recommend her and I am now a post op nurse.
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Elizabeth H. – Feb 04, 2020
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I had to has emergency gallbladder surgery the night before Thanksgiving. Dr.Artz was professional, gave me great information, and 4 days later I am back in my feet. She has a delightful bedside manner, and makes sure you are informed as well as understanding the information. I am blessed she was on call that night, and am thankful she was willing to help me. If you need laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.... she is your doc!
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Danielle Chabreck – Dec 03, 2019
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I was very nervous to have some lipomas removed. It was done in office. Before I knew it she was done and went home. She is so upbeat, precise, professional, and caring. The staff at this office is great as well. I'd trust her and recommend her for anyone.
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Rebecca in Tucson, AZ – Jan 31, 2019
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Tremendously positive experience from initial appointment to surgery and follow up for hernia surgery. Dr. Artz was very friendly, both to me and my wife, gave a thorough explanation , spoke at both my and my wife's limited level of hernia knowledge, and routinely confirmed my understanding of the procedure. On the day of surgery, she was timely, bright-eyed and confident. Surgical results were outstanding, and, as promised, Dr. Artz called me at home following my release. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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James in Tucson, AZ – Oct 27, 2018
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the diagnosis appointment, surgery, and post-surgery went smoothly and I was able to get my questions answered and needs addressed
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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Rachel in Tucson, AZ – Sep 06, 2018
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Dr. Artz was professional with a great sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed her comments with humor when she quickly visited me a few minutes before the actual procedure. Her first visit explanation re: the surgery was complete and answered questions without hesitation. She included what I would expect during the first 2 weeks of recovery and she was right on target. Overall, she gave me great peace with her superb communication skills. You are doing exactly what you were created to do!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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John Vanderhoof in Sierra Vista, AZ – Jun 28, 2018
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Dr. Artz fixed a hernia I had back in July 2016, and so far no complications whatsoever, I followed her instructions to the letter and I was back in the gym in no time. Would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is looking for a competent hernia surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bill K in Tucson, AZ – Jan 31, 2017
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Dr. Artz is the best physician I've ever met! She has performed 3 unrelated surgeries on my husband. She has a terrific bedside manner. I found Dr. Artz to be brilliant in mind and spirit. She has always been kind, caring, competent, positive, and sincere. She genuinely cares about her patients. I highly recommend Dr. Artz.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Amber P in Tucson, AZ – Oct 02, 2016
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I was delighted with my encounter with Dr. Artz. She removed a cyst in my rear that was causing piroformis sciatica due to pressure. She was stellar at meeting my personal needs and I would recommend her to everyone.
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M.A. in Tucson, AZ – Aug 26, 2016
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as soon as you walk into the office you can automatically tell how serious every single staff member was to helping you. Clean & Calming office. dr Artz is so genuine, kind hearted, & knows exactly how to respond and treat patiences with different personalities. just all around amazing staff, doctor, & office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kimberly Tran in Sierra Vista, Arizona – Mar 13, 2016
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This was my first time with Dr. Artz and she was wonderful. Bedside manner was great and she talked to us about procedure thoroughly. Would definitely want to use her again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Denise in Tucson, AZ – Dec 22, 2015
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Dr. Katie Artz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from SCOTT AND...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
SCOTT AND WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND CLINIC
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Katie Artz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Artz frequently treats Inguinal Hernia, Hernia Repair, and Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Artz treats.

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Dr. Artz's office is located at 1951 N Wilmot Rd Ste 2, Tucson, AZ 85712. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Artz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz treats Inguinal Hernia more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Artz treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Hernia Repair more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Artz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Locations

Southwestern Surgery Associates, LTD

Southwestern Surgery Associates1951 N Wilmot Rd Ste 2 Tucson, AZ 85712
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Surgical 1st Assistant Service, PC Tucson, AZ

Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital350 N Wilmot Rd Tucson, AZ 85711
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