Rebecca Garza, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery | More

Assistant Professor of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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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.

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

Internship

  • Stanford Health Care

Residency

  • Stanford Health Care

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2017

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English