Gabriela M. Vargas, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Accepting New Patients

Patient Experience

4.6 out of 5
Comments: 15
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  • English
  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliation

  • Avenues Surgical Center
  • Intermountain Medical Center
  • LDS Hospital

Medical Group

  • Intermountain
    • Intermountain Avenues Internal Medicine

    • (801) 408-7500
    • 324 10th Ave Ste 100 Salt Lake City UT, 84103
      • Yes
      • Please call to find Office Hours
      • SelectHealth Care
      • Community Care
      • CHIP
      • SelectHealth Med
      • SelectHealth Advantage (UT or ID Resident)
      • SelectHealth Choice
      • SelectHealth Share
      • SelectHealth Value
  • Professional Positions

    2016-Present-ASCRS Young Surgeons Committee Member 2016-Present-ASCRS Social Media Committee Member 2017-Present -SAGES Go Global Committee Member 2014-General Surgery Board Certified 2016-Colon and Rectal Surgery Board Certified

    • Training

    • Residency

      University of Utah Medical Center - Salt Lake City, UT, 2006 - 2012

    • Fellowship

      Louisiana State University - Shreveport, LA, 2014 - 2015

    • Membership

      • American College of Surgeons
      • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
      • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
    • Degree

      University of Texas Medical Center

      Galveston, TX in Master of Science,
      2012 - 2013

      University of Utah

      Salt Lake City, UT in Doctor of Medicine,
      2002 - 2006

    • Board Certification


      Re-verification: 12/31/2024


      Re-verification: 12/31/2026

Patient Ratings

Overall rating
4.6 out of 5  (87)
  • Rate provider

    4.8 out of 5
  • Provider explained in way you understand

    4.8 out of 5
  • Provider listened to you

    4.8 out of 5
  • Provider respected you

    4.9 out of 5
  • Provider spent enough time with you

    4.9 out of 5
  • Provider know your medical history

    4.3 out of 5
  • Give easy to understand instruction

    4.9 out of 5
  • Appointment as soon as you needed for care right away

    3.3 out of 5
  • Appointment as soon as you needed for check-up or routine care

    5.0 out of 5
  • See the provider within 15 minutes of your appointment time

    3.2 out of 5
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the nationally developed CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey. Responses are reported as a star-rating on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Reviews

Overall rating
4.6 out of 5 (15)
    Experienced on Feb 06, 2019

    Dr. Vargas is very thorough and wonderfully respectful.

    Experienced on Jan 13, 2019

    After waiting 2 months for appointment (not close to home), I arrived at the office for my appointment just to be told the doctor was working from another office that day. I was NOT contacted about the change. It was very frustrating & stressful to rush to another location to try & keep appointment. Also, medical student shadowed Dr. Vargas & made my already difficult, embarrassing situation worse.

    Experienced on Aug 27, 2018

    This was a 1st visit w/Dr Vargas. My 1st impression held confidence, knowledge, understanding and emotional support which was a bonus.

    Experienced on Jul 16, 2018

    Dr. Vargas knows her stuff.

    Experienced on Jul 09, 2018

    I have never known a better provider.

    Experienced on Mar 28, 2018

    Wish she could be my primary Dr. She's a surgeon.

    Experienced on Mar 07, 2018

    Dr. Vargas is a good example of a healthcare professional putting the emphasis on "care". She is what healthcare should be. This is a doctor who represents her profession effectively.

    Experienced on Mar 03, 2018

    communication with provider was excellent.

    Experienced on Mar 01, 2018

    Dr. Vargas is as fine a physician as I have ever met.

    Experienced on Dec 04, 2017

    Yes I thought she was very, very empathetic. She was very knowledgeable, and took a lot of time with me. It was my first visit and had a lot of questions, and she was wonderful.

    Experienced on Nov 28, 2017

    Thank you. Dr. Vargas was very attentive. She … was very knowledgeable and patient and it felt like she had all the time in the world. Like we were the only people that were there to see her. Although she had other patients waiting. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She answered all of our concerns and any questions that we had and was a very forth coming kind, professional and very considerate. Thank you very much.

    Experienced on Nov 16, 2017

    This provider was very conscientious and very concerned about how I felt about the procedures that I had to have done. She was very helpful and she spent a good amount of time with me that I felt comfortable with her.

    Experienced on Oct 30, 2017

    Dr. Vargas was excellent in her mannerisms and her approach to the care that I received. She was the best one that we've run into at this time.

    Experienced on Oct 05, 2017

    Dr. Vargas was excellent in my care the day I visited with her. She listened, gave good information, was compassionate, and was very skilled in how she explained the procedure to me. I thought she was an excellent provider and appreciated her concern and care she gave me that day. I don't think I've ever been to a better doctor.

    Experienced on Sep 26, 2017

    Dr. Vargas is wonderful, she's very caring she's never late for our appointments I've waited up to three hours past my appointment time for other doctors, but not Dr. Vargas she's great. She has got me on a special diet that has helped take care of a lot of my problems, and she's asked me questions about things nobody else ever did, I think she's wonderful I would highly recommend her to anybody.