Gabriela Vargas, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and colorectal surgery specialist. Dr. Vargas earned her medical and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Utah and the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed a general surgery residency at the University of Utah and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Dr. Vargas holds a graduate degree in clinical sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she also completed a research fellowship. She is a fellow member of the American College of Surgeons and a candidate member of The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons.
Dr. Vargas aims to build relationships that empower her patients to be active participants in their health and health care. She provides patients with educational information about their condition, and makes recommendations based on their unique circumstances, so they can feel confident in their health care decisions.
Dr. Vargas enjoys reading, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, backpacking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and pets.
Institution: University of Utah School of Medicine
Institution: University of Utah Medical Center
Program: Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Institution: LSU Health Sciences Center University Hospital
Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Program: Subspecialty Certificate in General Surgery
Institution: American Board of General Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Candidate member of The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Services + Specialties
- Anal abscess
- Anal cancer
- Anal condyloma (warts)
- Anal fissure
- Anal fistula
- Anal sphincter injuries
- Bowel incontinence
- Colon polyps
- Colon/rectal cancer
- Colostomy reversal
- Diverticular disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis)
- Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy and robotics)
- Parastomal hernias
- Pilonidal cyst/abscess
- Rectal bleeding
- Rectal prolapse
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