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Dr. Sheila Garvey, MD

Dr. Sheila Garvey, MD

General Surgery ·  Female · Age 52

Dr. Sheila Garvey, MD is a general surgery specialist in Ogden, UT and has been practicing for 21 years. She specializes in general surgery.

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(801) 475-3185

Dr. Garvey accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Allegiance Health Plans
Altius Health Plans
American Heritage
American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
American Republic
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Bankers Life and Casualty
Baptist Health Services Group
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Caremark Pharmacy
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
Fidelis Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Inter Valley Health Plan
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Marsh Affinity Group Services
Molina Healthcare
Mutual of Omaha
North America Administrators (NAA)
One Health
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
Physicians Mutual
Physicians' Care Network
Physicians Care Network
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Pyramid Life
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
State Farm
Teamsters or other Unions
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
United American Insurance Company
United Mine Workers Health & Retirement Fund
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wise Provider Networks
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Garvey's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garvey performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Garvey performs this procedure more than 88% of her peers

Breast Diseases

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garvey treats Breast Diseases more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Garvey treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garvey performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Garvey performs this procedure more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Garvey'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
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • 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 Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Providing caring, understandable, state-of-the-art surgical care for my patients.


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


University of Kansas Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
University of Utah
Medical School
University of Utah
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


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So far my experience with Dr. Garvey has been great. She is very down to earth and explains to me what I need to expect etc.
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I won’t share details for privacy reasons, but I will never recommend Dr. Garvey. She realeased someone close to me from the hospital way too early because she had been treated for her primary condition and there was nothing more Dr. Garvey could do for her. 24 hours later we were back in the ER...Read More
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I went to Dr. Garvey after I had been told over the phone that I had breast cancer, as per my biopsy results. Avi My first impression of Dr. Garvey was that of an overworked, disgruntled, incredibly negative individual that sapped every amount of hope that I attempted to hold on to. She began by...Read More
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Where to begin... The fact that I almost died is the ringer. Sent home without antibiotics 3 days after a colon surgery in which I was told I would be in the hospital for at least a week, was rushed into emergency surgery after the first failed because my colon wasn't completely sealed and had a...Read More
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We will never take foot anywhere near her office again. If you want to be talked down to, feel like you are annoying for anything you ask, then go to her and work with her office staff. They might even make you cry. We have never been treated with such unprofessionalism and inconsideration.
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