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Dr. Garza is a San Antonio native and graduate of Central Catholic High School and St. Mary’s University. He has a special interest in colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease and the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. He is very involved in teaching young medical students and is an active participant in numerous professional organizations and societies. Dr. Garza is fluent in Spanish. While away from work, Dr. Garza spends time with his wife and four children and enjoys jogging and fishing.
Verified Patient Reviews
He was very well-mannered and explained everything thoroughly
Really like Dr. Garza
Nice facilities and professional staff.
My visit was a pleasant one. Dr. Garza explained everything about my diagnosis and answered all of my questions. The staff was also very nice and helpful.
Dr. Garza seemed generally concerned, I was a new patient. Will be having an endoscopy next week.
Dr. Garza actively listened and asked questions about what I had been experiencing. He does not speculate and was quick to order an upper scope to include a colonoscopy to address my stomach issues. He is kind and sincere doctor.
Professional and nice. Interested in finding solutions to my problems.
Dr. Garza was very through in reviewing my past history and the current issues I am dealing with. I was very pleased with this office visit.
Very professional but still personable. He cares for his patients.
This was my first visit to this office, and was pretty surprised at the efficiency of the operation. Dr. Garza was personable, professional, and really took care to address my concerns. Highly recommended!
Dr. Garza is very knowledgeable, professional and kind.The staff is also refreshingly friendly and efficient.
He was very personable. Friendly and curtious. Explained things so that I could understand.
He was straight and forward with finding and needs to be done
He's always thorough. He makes sure I understand my diagnosis and always answers all my questions.
It went very well, DR. Garza is very informative and to the point.
Professional. Good communication.
Dr Garza asked questions, listened attentively to my answers, and made me feel quite comfortable with how we are going to proceed. I never felt rushed and appreciated his respectful and kind manner.
Dr. Garza took his time listening to my medical issue and referred me for in depth tests for my medical issue. Office personnel provided great customer service.
Dr Garza is very knowledgeable and is helpful with explaining and showing pictures in a way I can understand. He has a wonderful bed side manner and I feel like he is looking out for me as a person.
He was thorough, patient, and considerate.
I think Dr Garza was very personable and down to earth. Did not have an inflated ego like many doctors.
My first appointment with Dr. Garza was excellent in every way.
He was very dismissive. I felt like he was challenging my symptoms. I would never go back there. Fortunately I was able to get an appointment with someone else in two days.
I loved my visit with Dr. Garza! I'm only 23, so seeing a gastro doctor for the first time was a bit nerve wracking, but the entire staff was very friendly. Dr. Garza is incredibly personable and wonderful at talking through your symptoms and explaining his thoughts and diagnosis to you. I highly recommend seeing him!
The doctor took his time to explain what was going to be the next step as far as testing.
He was very responsive to my needs and an absolute professional.
I had a good first visit. I am very satisfied....
I strongly recommend Dr.Garza starting from new patient forms which you fill out days before online so the wait for me as a new patient was 5 min, staff was really nice he esplained in detail and answer all questions. Facility is really nice and convinent since i will need further testing it will take place in the same facility and not at a hospital!! Which will save me money and time
The doctor was real professional and detailed
Dr. Garza is engaging and personable. He is also someone who listens and who talks to the patient, not down to the patient. He nailed my concerns perfectly even though I didn't articulate them perfectly, and set up an accelerated action plan. If there was an option for six stars, I would have picked that one.
I thought he was great! I would definitely recommend him
I met Dr. Garza for the first time this week. It was a consultant visit prior to a colonoscopy which Dr. Garza will perform. He is very friendly and put me at ease right away. He asked specific health information. Dr. Garza knows and highly respects my previous and current general doctors. I feel that I will be in good hands with Dr. Garza.
First time patient, Dr. Garza was highly recommended by our PCP. He is thorough, attentive, and personable. Dr. Garza was able to offer clear feedback, as well as recommendations regarding my husband's overall health. The visit surpassed our expectations, he is a highly knowledgeable physician who presents as a caring person. -Note: He also speaks fluent Spanish which made our visit much smoother.
Very professional service...would recommend...
Dr. Garza is very personable and is a good listener. I have seen him several times with issues ranging from diverticulitis to gastroparesis. I am "elderly" and some of my problems are the results of previous surgeries and medications...none of which he can resolve...but I feel he is concerned about my welfare, and will do what he can to contribute to my well being.
Excellent first appointment, I really felt like I was finally going to be finding a real treatment for some of my medical issues that have plagued me for to over a decade.
This was my first meeting with Dr Garza. I feel i can give better feedback after 2-3 visits.
Dr. Garza allows one to speak openly and with ease regarding sensitive issues. He doesn't amplify or negate one's issues, but offers sound medical advice. I would highly recommend this facility and Dr. Garza.
Dr Garza is very professional and straightforward. I would highly recommend him to my friends.
Appointment with Dr. Mario Garza was very pleasant. I had to cancel my follow up because I have not yet met my deductible which I just got billed for because of this last visit. I will reschedule in a few weeks when I can finish paying out my deductible.
First visit with Dr. Garza. Very professional Inspires confidence.
Nurse and doctor took the time to talk about my problem and explain for next step
We actually went to him for a second opinion and ended up choosing him as our GI Doctor. He was very, very nice and professional. Joked around a little bit to try and lighten the mood since being at the doctor isn't usually a fun thing. Awesome doc!
I've been to many GI doctors in my life and Dr. Garza is by far the most professional, friendly and thorough one I've ever seen. He's very easy to talk to and is always engaged during my visits. (Not looking at a computer screen)
Extremely knowledgable and listens or patient's inout
Great consultation visit.....liked Dr. Garza.
Highly recommended Doctor.
The whole office was friendly, efficient and professional. After a bad experience with my previous doctor, I feel very comfortable here.SJ
I was very nervous about seeing a male doctor for my issues and Dr. Garza made me feel very comfortable and put me at ease right away. He was very personable and made the appointment very easy to get through. The triage nurse could use some instruction/ guidance in understanding how nervous someone could be coming in for a first time appointment, as she was not as warm and welcoming. Luckily, I was only with her about 10 minutes and didn't see her again, as that would have changed my opinion about my visit all together and whether or not I would have returned.
Dr. Garza was extremely kind, compassionate and caring. He listened and didn't make me feel rushed or simply a number. I would highly recommend him as a doctor. The staff is also very friendly and courteous which is a major plus. Thank you for a wonderful experience during my pain & discomfort.....it made for a gentle transition which is all I could handle.
The visit was extremely excellent. Dr Garza is always very professional and straight to the point.
Shortest wait time in a doctors office I have ever had. Great bedside manner, the doctor took plenty of time talking to me and explaining my treatment plan. I would definitely recommend Dr. Garza.
Dr. Garza was thorough, positive, and consummately professional during my appointment today. I enthusiastically recommend him.
Feel like I can be honest with him, like I can trust him. He asks basic fact finding questions about lifestyle that gives him a better picture of your visit, and seems to take a interest in lifestyle choices giving him a better picture of the patient. I feel confident in his judgement.
Doctor is very professional and very informative.
Having severe back , chest and rib pain. He spent time and listened to my medical issues. He understood my pain and even found time to squeeze me in to do a procedure, the following day.Problem found and since then pain is a ZERO. Thank you doc. Bottom line he is caring, compassionate understanding and extremely intelligent. Excellent bedside manners
Dr. Garza is very kind and professional. I did not feel rushed as he listened carefully to my comments and I found conversation with him flowed easily. I have high praise for Dr. Garza and would recommend him to friends and family.
Explained everything clearly and provided me with a good recommendation
Courteous and listened to my problems and I felt unrushed in my visit which is great
Always educational & welcoming. He has made my situation improve 100%. I am thankful God has put me with him.
I've been pretty nervous about my upcoming colonoscopy, but he put my mind at ease with his thorough explanation of what to expect. I had to have a pre-procedure meeting with him since I am taking the blood thinners Brilinta and low dose aspirin. Also, "bedside manner" doesn't apply here, I was sitting in a private room with Dr. Garza.
I am a returning patient of doctor Mario Garza from Military system. Dr. Garza maintains his wonderful dimeanor, professionalism, attentive and most of a grace of listening to his patient with much patience. The patient wants to be heard treated and made better, atleast I do with the less of medication or procedure. Thank you! Sarah A.
Dr. Mario Garza is very professional. is very caring with his patients. Highly recommended!
He listen to me and and didn't rush me. He gave me possible solutions to help my problem.
Professional yet friendly, a good listener.
Dr. Mario Garza is definitely my gastroenterologist of choice. He has been a good doctor to me. I will definitely highly recommend him to my family, friends and to anybody who will be inquiring from me for a good gastroenterologist.
Dr. Garza has a lot of patience and takes the time to listen to your concerns. I will continue to see him.
Dr. Garza had a pleasant demeanor, however I felt rushed out of the appointment. It was as if because I was not crying in pain, that my issue was basically insignificant.
Dr. Garza was very professional and gave very good advice!
I have seen many doctors during my life and the hardest thing to find is a doctor who will take the time to listen to you. Dr. Garza took his time to listen to me and my medical history. He did not just read the chart and assume he knew what was going on. He made me feel important and he seemed liked he really cared about my health. He told me what to expect and what the plan of care would be going forward. Thank you for Dr. Garza for giving me hope that there are still great doctors in this world!
Dr. Garza is empathic, he listens, he is interested in my entire medical condition and all the complications. He prescribed a specialized medication that I believe will help me. He explained what the next steps will be if my condition does not improve. He truly cares!!!
My visit with Dr. Garza was pleasant; I felt very comfortable in his presence and did not feel that he was hurried to see his next patient.
Even though the wait was long, I will continue to see Dr. Garza because of his bedside manner
The Dr was really easy to talk too and explain things.
I love the technology they use to remind of appointments, maps, pharmacy choice, and follow-up. Was nervous about this visit, but Medical Assistant was informative and calming. The handsome Mario Garza was also enlightening about the upcoming tests so I wouldn’t be anxious. The office seems to run like a well oiled engine – they must have good training in-house.
Excellent worth the wait.
Very friendly and knowledgeable about my past history. Interested in my problem. Will follow up.
Dr. Garza has very good bedside manners. Explained everything to my husband for him to understand and took his time.
Dr. Garza is friendly and very competent.
Dr. Garza is always extremely polite. He greets everyone in the room with you, and makes you feel very comfortable. He listens to everything you have to say and answers all of your questions. He is never quick to jump to any conclusions, and prevents any unnecessary surgeries and medical costs to you. I highly recommend him and will continue going to him for the rest of my life.
I appreciated his calm demeanor as I was nervous about health issues. He answered my questions and explained in a manner that was I could understand. His staff friendly and proficient.
Very informative and listens to what I have to say. Answers questions so that I understand.
Very professional but caring.
Great staff friendly , Dr Garza was so nice and very good about explaining the procedure :)
Great! Took the time to listen to my concerns.
Very professional and caring.
He's refreshing & very professional. Explains everything thoroughly.
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Garza. He explained every aspect of my results and what I needed to form to keep up my good health. I am very satisfied with the excellent care I was provided.
for first time visit,it was pretty good.
He's an excellent Doctor ,very friendly,helpful courteous person .
El Dr Garza es un excelente profesional, sensible, cuidadoso, muy humano y muy buen médico!!
Dr. Garza was very courteous and professional. Dr. Garza reviewed my father's file from last year and compared it to this year's lab work. Although he didn't know what was the reason for my father's high liver readings last year we gave him information that my father's primary Dr. hadn't shared with him. Overall Dr.Garza and his staff were very professional.
My wait was about 30 minutes, but I didn't mind waiting. I think Doctor Garza is an excellent doctor, and I would recommend him to my family and friends. I like him that much that the wait didn't matter.
He is very caring and concerned for your health
I have had a problem that is not easy to diagnose, but Dr. Garza has shown real concern and gone back over my record to figure out a solution. He is very nice.
Dr. Garza was great! He was very nice and professional during all of my visits. He helped me understand my diagnosis and gave me action steps to take. Typical wait during my time seeing him ranged from 20-40 minutes. Once I got back to the exam room it went very fast with very little wait time. I would recommend Dr. Garza and his staff to anyone looking for a good Doctor.
The doctor was very empathic with my COPD issues that have manifested since I've seen him in 3 years. He listened and made a recommendation that might help my excessive Reflux due to steroid withdrawal. He has always been soft spoken, empathic and truly interested in me as a person not just another Patient to push thru the money making "practice requirements" to push patient thru in a 15 minute appointment timeframe. I always appreciate his willingness to answer any questions I have.
He was very nice and very helpful to my husband. My husband needed to hear what he said and hopefully take his advice.
Dr. Garza is very professional and made my father at ease by explaining the Colonoscopy procedure in detail and explaining the anesthesia used was not the same as when he had surgeries. My father left his often very content.
Very knowledgeable.....listens to your concerns. Easy to talk to.
Loved his bedside manner! I never want to see him again of course but if I do get sick , then I will definitely be back at Dr. Garza's office :)
The professional portion of my visit was excellent. Medical assistants were very professional and polite. Dr. Garza answered my questions thoroughly. I had to wait nearly an hour past my appointment time before I was called to an examination room. Patient's time is valuable too.
He was very professional.
It was a waste of my time and money! I was told he was an surgeon and he wasn't.
I like Dr. Garza but did not appreciate his yawning a few times while I was talking to him
Very professional. Answers all questions and concerns. Takes his time and I never feel as if he is in a hurry.
Plenty of seating in the front office. Televisions and magazines are there to pass the time until appointment time. With Dr. Garza, I have never experienced a wait more than 10 minutes after my appointment time. The office staff is very friendly, very patient, and knowledgeable enough and willing to answer just about every question (tests, billing, insurance, pharmacies, etc.). Dr. Garza is very personable, thorough with his questions, and cautious with his treatment recommendations. With every visit, I feel as if I am his only patient, and that kind of doctor-patient relationship builds complete trust in his care.
Very polite man, very professional !
My visit with Dr. Mario Garza was well informed. I got the information I needed and wanted. He was accurate with all my reports.
MD was very thorough and spent a good amount of time answering my questions
What I like the most about my dr. is he's trying to find out what is the problem, instead like other dr. When they do a procedure and it's nothing, they don't bother to test for nothing else.
I was not satisfied with the Doctors assessment after four visits.