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Dr. Richard Garza, MD

General Surgery*
4.2 (38)
Map Pin Small Monterey, CA
Accepting new patients
39 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Richard Garza, MD

Dr. Richard Garza, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Monterey, CA. They specialize in General Surgery, has 39 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and is affiliated with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Dr. Garza, completed a residency at Baylor College Of Medicaine. Patients rated Dr. Garza an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Garza works at Practice in Monterey, CA with other offices in Carmel, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Appendicitis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Garza's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Monterey County Surgical Associates
    2 Upper Ragsdale Dr Ste B230, Monterey, CA 93940 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (831) 649-0808
  2. 2
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    26625 Carmel Center Pl Ste 100, Carmel, CA 93923 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (831) 293-2020

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  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

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Treatment frequency



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Appendicitis
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Gallstones
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Aortic Aneurysm
Atherosclerosis
Breast Lump
Carotid Artery Disease
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Ileus
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Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Obstruction
Lipomas
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Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Traumatic Brain Injury
Umbilical Hernia
Varicose Veins
Venous Insufficiency
Ventral Hernia
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Maze Procedure
Open Appendectomy
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Abdominal Pain
Acute Bowel Infarction
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Aneurysm
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Anorectal Abscess
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Ascites
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Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Fibrillation
Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Benign Pituitary Gland Tumor
Biliary Tract Cancer
Bone Cancer
Bowel Strangulation
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Breast Abscess
Breast Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cholangiocarcinoma
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colorectal Cancer
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Empyema
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Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Fistula
Esophageal Varices
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gastric Ulcer
Gastroparesis
Gynecologic Cancer
Gynecomastia
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hemorrhoids
Hiatal Hernia
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Iliac Aneurysm
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Ischemic Colitis
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Megacolon
Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Mitral Valve Disease
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Partial Lung Collapse
Pelvic Abscess
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Edema
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pheochromocytoma
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Pneumonitis
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pyloric Stenosis
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Rib Fracture
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Sclerosing Mesenteritis
Secondary Malignancies
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spider Veins
Systolic Heart Failure
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Ulcerative Colitis
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Hypertension
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Bile Duct Procedure
Bunion Surgery
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Carotid Ultrasound
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Colectomy
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Cystotomy
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Duodenal Polypectomy
Embolectomy Arterial
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastrotomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hernia Repair
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Laparotomy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Parathyroidectomy
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Skin Grafts
Sphincterotomy
Spinal Nerve Block
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Splenectomy with Robotic Assist
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Umbilical Hernia Repair Open
Varicose Vein Procedure
Ventral Hernia Repair Laparoscopic
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Wedge Resection Colon
Wound Repair
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    4.2
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    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 39 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1982782017
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Baylor College Of Medicaine
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Baylor College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
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    Dr. Richard Garza, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Garza is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Garza accepts Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Garza has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Garza has seen patients for Appendicitis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Garza on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    38 patients have reviewed Dr. Garza. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Garza.

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