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Dr. Andrea Garcia, MD

Surgeon

Professional statement

Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Andrea Garcia caters to the diverse population of San Antonio, TX, and practices at South Texas Surgical Group. A skilled and experienced surgeon, she understands that patients are generally tensed about surgery, and hence with her jovial and friendly attitude she calms their nerves and makes them feel at ease. Dr. Garcia attended the University of Houston, where she earned her master’s degree in public health, following which she completed her medical degree and a residency in general surgery at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She also completed an internship in general surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Garcia holds active memberships in the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Bexar County Medical Society. She is also a zealous researcher with authorial credits in various esteemed publications. Her sound medical knowledge and passion towards her work are commendable and make her a valued asset at the practice.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health

Specialties

  • Surgeon

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas, San Antonio, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Houston, Master's in Public Health
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Bachelor's)
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Internship in General Surgery
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, Residency in General Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Bexar County Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • A Statistical Model-Driven Case Scheduling System Improves Multiple Measures of Operative Suite Efficiency: Findings from a Single center, Randomized Controlled Trial. Kougias P, Tiwari V, Sharath SE, Garcia A, Pathak A, Chen M, Ramsey D, B arshes NR, Berger DH
  • The impact of temperature in aortic arch surgery patients receiving antegrade cerebral perfusion for >30 minutes: How relevant is it really? Preventza O, Coselli JS, Akvan S3 Kashyap SA, Garcia A, Simpson KH, Price MD Mayor J, de la Cruz KI, Cornwell LD, Omer S, Bakaeen FG, Haywood-Watson RJ, Rammou A. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Total Aortic Arch replacement: A comparative study of zone 0 hybrid arch exclusion versus traditional open repair Preventza O, Garcia A, Cooley DA, Haywood-Watson RJ, Simpson K, Bakaeen FG, Cornwell LD, Omer S, de la Cruz KI, Price MD, Rosengart TK, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Reoperations on the total aortic arch in 119 patients: short and long term outcomes, focusing on composite adverse outcomes and surgical analysis. Preventza O, Garcia A, Cooley DA, Tuluca A, Simpson KH, Bakaeen FG, Omer S, Cornwell L, Rosengart TK, Coselli JS. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Innominate Artery Cannulation for Proximal Aortic Surgery: Outcomes and Neurological event in 263 patients. Preventza O, Garcia A, Tuluca A, Henry M, Cooley DA, Simpson K, Bakaeen FG, Cornwell LD, Omer S, Coselli JS. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surg

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1578850764

Office locations

South Texas Surgical Group

311 Camden Street, Suite 409

San Antonio, TX 78215

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The staff of Dr. Garcia is extremely wonderful. I had been dealing with hernia and gallbladder problems for several weeks. I was recommended Dr. Garcia and when I came to see her. She explained in detail, very understanding, she made mefeel so cure for surgery. I will highly recommend everyone to come and see Dr. Garcia for General surgery.
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Visit was a great experience, Dr. Garcia is a great doctor. She explain everything in detailed. I would recommend her to all. She is a awesome provider. Staff is great and welcomes you as family.
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Honestly the staff is great. Always smiling and very polite. No long waiting and the Dr. was very helpful. All my questions where answerd. Deffently recommended.
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Dr. Garcia is a wonderful & talented surgeon. She answered all my questions and made me feel as ease before my scheduled surgery. Everything went well after my surgery. She was kind & understanding to my concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Garcia, she was wonderful.
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Dr. Garcia is very understanding and professional about my concerns for surgery. She took her time to explain the surgery and after care. Her staff is very helpful. They recieved my referral, scheduled me for next availability, saw the dr andsheduled for surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Garcia to the community!
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Highly recommend Dr. Garcia and her devoted staff. From the time I got into the office until I left staff made me feel at ease. The Dr explained my surgery step by step. Deffenetly will come back.
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Dr. Garcia and staff are so wonderful. From the time I walked in to when I checked out, all my questions were answered about my procedure.
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Great! Doctor & staff were wonderful. Doctor explained everything in detail and the appointments are right away no wait to be seen. I would recommend her to everyone.
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