Rebecca Garza, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery | More

Assistant Professor of Surgery

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

Rebecca Garza, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an expertise in breast cancer reconstruction and microsurgical treatment of lymphedema, a chronic swelling of the limbs that occurs in patients who have lymph nodes removed or receive radiation therapy during cancer treatments.

Additionally, Dr. Garza performs reconstructive surgery for head and neck, extremity, and trunk conditions. She also performs aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body.

An active researcher, Dr. Garza has studied adipose-derived stem cells and fat grafting and published clinical research on lymphedema, burn immunology, craniofacial surgery and microsurgical breast reconstruction. Dr. Garza has volunteered for mission trips in the Philippines, Mexico, and Zimbabwe, providing surgical care to the underserved and educating local physicians in reconstructive surgery.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago


  • Stanford Health Care


  • Stanford Health Care


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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UChicago Medicine Orland Park

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UChicago Medicine River East

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2017

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English