Arturo Garza Cavazos, MD

Associate Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology

    About me

    • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Specialties:
      • Obstetrical Care of the Low and High Risk Patient
      •  Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
      •  Surgical Education
      •  Office Gynecology
    • Clinic Locations:



    Additional languages spoken


    Education & training

    Assistant Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
    Board Certifications
    Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, FL
    SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery


    Research Interests
    Pelvic pain and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.


    •    Loret de Mola JR, Yi L, Tan H, Garza A, Chernicky CL. Insulin-like Growth Factors and Cell Growth in Rat Leiomyoma. IFFS 18th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, Montreal, Canada May 23-28, 2004, Oral Presentation No. 0651.                    
    • J.R. Loret de Mola, L.Yi, H. Tan, A. Garza, K. Giardina and C.L. Chernicky. Insulin-like growth factors in rat leiomyoma and leiomyosarcoma.  Abstract presented at the IFFS 18th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, Montreal, Canada, 5/2004.
    • Loret de Mola JR, Yi L, Tan H, Garza A, Giardina K, Chernicky CL. Insulin-like Growth factors in Rat Leiomyoma and Leiomyosarcoma. In: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies. Saunders, 2004.
    • The Utility of the shock index to predict a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. S.R. Jaramillo, P. Takacs, N. Chakhtoura, A. Garza-Cavazos, K. Barnhart. Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami,  Miller School of Medicine,  Miami, FL; Penn Fertility Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Poster, ASRM, Denver, Co, 10/2010.
    • Safety of Seprafilm Use During Cesarean Section. A. Garza-Cavazos, J. Arango-Longo, V.H. Gonzalez-Quintero, Poster, William A. Little Society, Miami, FL. 4/2010.
    • Metallothionein Expression and Regulation in Human Endometrium. M.S. Krause MD, M. Li BS, A. Garza-Cavazos MD, J.R. Loret de Mola MD, M.E. McAsey PhD.  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. Poster presentation, ASRM, Orlando, FL, 10/2011.
    • Robotic Assisted Hemihysterectomy in Patients with Obstructed Hemiuterus. A. Garza-Cavazos, J.R. Loret de Mola. Video accepted to the ACOG Multimedia Library. 2012 Publications Catalog.
    • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: New Definitions and Contemporary Terminology. A. Garza-Cavazos, J.R. Loret de Mola. Female Patient. August 2012.
    • Location of Epigastric Vessels Stratified by Body Mass Index.  A. Garza-Cavazos, S. Lay, K. Groesch, J. Buedefeldt, S. Siddique. Oral presentation, AAGL, Las Vegas, Nov. 2012.
    • Management of Adnexal Masses in the Pediatric/Adolescent Population: A Review.  H. Hoefgen, A. Garza-Cavazos, K. Groesch, T. Carter, M.E. McAsey. Poster presentation, COAG, Chicago, IL, Oct. 2012.
    • A Comparison of the Sensitivity of the Medtronic iPro Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Standard Diagnostic Criteria for Diabetes in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. A.Huff, S. Radtke, A. Garza-Cavazos, K. Groesch, E. Paris, J.R. Loret de Mola, M.E. McAsey. Abstract to be submitted to ASRM 2014. 
    • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Contemporary Management. A. Garza-Cavazos, J.R. Loret de Mola. Review pending submission to Female Patient, Dec.,2013.


    Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

    Kenneth C. Edelin Prize, for superior academic acheivement in Obstetrics and Gynecology, compassion and understanding toward patients and interest in minority health care. Boston, MA

    Clinical trials

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Endometriosis and the Microbiome

    Active recruiting

    PURPOSE: Endometriosis is an inflammatory disorder in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) spreads to the pelvic and peritoneal cavities outside of the uterus. This is a biological sample collection study examining how bacteria located within the vagina, the urogenital tract and the gastrointestinal tract may affect the development of endometriosis. Investigators are also exploring how an individual’s microbiome affects their estrogen metabolism and inflammation.

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Biomarkers for Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer

    Active recruiting

    PURPOSE: This is a biological sample collection study aimed at developing an early diagnostic tool for endometrial and ovarian cancer. The investigators are studying the relationship between estrogen driven gynecological cancers, inflammation and the microbiome. Patients who have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer or undergo presurgical evaluation for suspicion of ovarian cancer who are scheduled for a hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy and/or salpingectomy are eligible. Control patients undergoing gynecological surgery for benign indications are also being recruited.