Dr. Steven Garner, MD

Dr. Steven Garner, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Steven Garner, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Boston Univ Sch Of Med in 1985 and specializes in plastic surgery.

3311 Mission Dr

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 69% of peers
more than 34% of peers
Skin Cancer
more than 8% of peers

Dr. Garner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

3  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Boston Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Southern California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • U Miami Pls
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garner to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Garner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Garner has done 4 hand surgeries for me...2 thumbs and 2 carpal tunnel. He has explained all procedures to me, been supportive, and done excellent work. I have been very happy with him as a doctor and my best friend also had hand surgery with him and is also very pleased.
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Dr. Garner performed a different surgery than he had demonstrated at my preoperative appointment the day before. The procedure he did had no benefit to me and when I asked what the next step was he told me when I got better insurance to come back and see him.
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