of
EG

Ernesto Garza Jr, MD

Dr. Garza is a surgeon in the McAllen area. He is affiliated with Edinburg Regional Medical Center and Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
Get directions
Opens Google Maps in another tab

Conditions treated

Tap to see cost estimates for related services and more details about our calculations.

Top 25%
46 doctors
Top 15%
45 doctors
Top 5%
22 doctors
Dr. Garza saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the McAllen area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Garza saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors in the McAllen area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Garza saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors in the McAllen area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Garza saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the McAllen area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
16 doctors
Top 15%
16 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Garza saw gastritis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Garza saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the McAllen area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
13 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Garza saw more biliary tract disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the McAllen area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
22 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Garza saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Garza saw hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
28 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Garza saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Garza saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
55 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Garza saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
43 doctors
Top 15%
44 doctors
Top 5%
21 doctors
Dr. Garza saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
4 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Garza saw umbilical hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Garza saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Top 25%
38 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Garza saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the McAllen area. Learn more.

Related services provided

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Garza accepts.
Colonoscopy (screening) $1,126 – 2,483
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $7,313 – 16.0k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,167 – 11.6k
Upper endoscopy $1,784 – 3,378

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Garza’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Garza 40%
Predicted for his patients 25%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Garza’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Garza’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Garza’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Garza’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Garza’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
68%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Garza’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Garza’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Garza’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Garza’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Garza’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
81%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Garza’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Garza’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Garza’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Garza’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Garza sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
416 Lindberg Ave
McAllen, TX 78501
1,491 miles away

Reviews

Credentials
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2002

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Garza is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Edinburg Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Rio Grande Regional Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield