Dr. Katie Artz, MD

General Surgery •  Female • Age 48
  
Dr. Artz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Southwestern Surgery Associates, LTD

1951 N Wilmot Rd Ste 2 Tucson, AZ 85712

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(520) 795-5845

Dr. Katie Artz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Artz has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Joseph's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Artz to book an appointment.


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Dr. Artz accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Artz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Artz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Artz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (520) 795-5845.

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Gallbladder Removal more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.Compare with other Colorectal Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 100% of their peers

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

Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Artz performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Artz performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

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Dr. Artz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • 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)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Artz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Artz

4.6

Based on 17 ratings

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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
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Denise in Tucson, AZ – Dec 22, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Katie Artz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Artz has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Joseph's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Artz to book an appointment.Less...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Arizona
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Southwestern Surgery Associates, LTD

Southwestern Surgery Associates, LTD1951 N Wilmot Rd Ste 2 Tucson, AZ 85712
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Ariz Comm Sgns Sthwst Sgy Assoc

Ariz Comm Sgns Sthwst Sgy Assoc400 W Camino Ste Verde Green Valley, AZ 85614
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Joseph's Hospital

Tucson, AZ

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Tucson Medical Center

Tucson, AZ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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