AZ Elite Surgeons

Top Surgeons, Dedicated Staff,

Compassionate Care.

Providing the Highest Standard of Care.


We know that “surgery” can be an intimidating word for many people. That’s why we do our best to relieve any concerns you might have by explaining conditions and procedures, as well as benefits, risks, and realistic post-operative expectations in a clear and caring way. We understand the emotional and physical journey from diagnosis to recovery and take a compassionate and quality-focused approach to patient care.

We are committed to providing the highest standard of surgical care to ensure a confident yet comfortable relationship between you and our surgeons. Our friendly, professional staff can arrange pre- and post-operative appointments, making the scheduling process hassle-free. We can also connect you and your family to relevant support services and programs, such as home-health agencies and cancer support groups, to aid in the healing process.

It is our goal to help you return to your highest quality of life as quickly and safely as possible.


AZ Elite Surgeons provides advanced and common procedures, including :


  • Appendectomy

  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder) 

  • Colectomy 

  • Gastrectomy(stomach)  

  • Hernia repair    

  • Pancreatectomy

  • Small bowel resection    

  • Splenectomy See more >>


AZ Elite Surgeons accepts major insurance carriers, including :


  • Abrazo

  • Aetna (All Plans)



  • Arizona Foundation for Medical Care 

  • Banner Health Network (Old East Valley Networks)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (All plans including Advantage) See more >>

Better Care Starts Here!


I had a life threatening condition and had to have emergency surgery. Dr. G saved my life. He is a great surgeon and a very compassionate person. He is kind and caring and has a great bedside manner. I owe him my life.”




This is definitely a doctor with a heart. Great bedside manners, great surgery skills, just an amazing man overall. I am very happy that he was the surgeon on call the day I ended up in the hospital and had to have my gallbladder removed. Kudos to his entire surgical team that day as well. A very smooth, well oil operating team. I'm very happy.”



I highly recommend Dr Howard. What wonderful bedside manners, he is great with his patients and their families.”




Dr.Ghazanfari has been a blessing to me and my family. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. He treated me with care and compassion . I feel lucky to have him as my surgeon.”



"Dr. Howard is very friendly and caring. He explains procedures in a very clear, easy way to understand. I felt like he really cared about me and that I was in good hands during my surgery. He even gave me his cell phone number to call in case I had any concerns after my discharge from the hospital."