AZ Elite Surgeons - the leading sergical care provider in Mesa, Chandler and Scottsdale, Arizona

AZ Elite Surgeons is here to provide you with the best surgeons and professionally trained staff for all your advanced or common surgical needs.

About AZ Elite Surgeons


At AZ Elite Surgeons, we combine state-of-the-art surgical techniques with years of experience in order to provide our patients with the best possible care. All of our physicians are board-certified Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. We have performed thousands of operations with outstanding results. Our surgeons have expertise in surgery for advanced and common procedures, using the minimally invasive approach. We are committed to providing compassionate health care while remaining on the "cutting edge" of innovative technologies and advanced breakthroughs in surgical treatment in our diverse range of surgical specialties. Helping our patients make educated decisions about their health care is very important to us.  We educate our patients on all of their options and address any questions or concerns they may have. In order to ensure that a patient is receiving the best care possible, we maintain contact with the primary care physician and any other specialists necessary. AZ Elite Surgeons' goal is to provide patients with the best individualized surgical care in an integrated medical environment. We proudly provide our patients the top surgeons in Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.


We are often able to offer same day appointments to patients as needed and we operate at the following sites:


  • Banner Baywood Medical Center

  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

  • Scottsdale Osborn/Greenbaum

  • Surgery Center of Gilbert

  • Trusted Care Surgery Centers

Dr. Ghazanfari

Board certified general surgeon and Fellows of the American Breast Society and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.




Dr. Ghazanfari has called Arizona home for more than 12 years.  He moved here after graduating from St. George's University School of Medicine to complete his general surgery residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. During Dr. Ghazanfari's extensive training, he gained experience and excellent surgical skills.  Versed in both traditional and laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Ghazanfari performs surgeries including hernia repair, cholecystectomy (Gallbladder), adrenalectomy, gastric, pancreatic, thyroid, parathyroid, gastrointestinal and many other general surgery procedures.


Dedicated to patient experience, Dr. Ghazanfari has been recognized with the Golden Thread award from Mercy Gilbert medical Center and also the ACE award by Banner Baywood medical center in recognition for excellent patient care.  When Dr. Ghazanfari is not providing service in the medical community, he enjoys traveling with his family, skiing, and tennis. See more >>


Dr. Howard

Board certified general surgeon and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.




Dr. Howard has been performing surgery since 2006 and has been serving the East Valley since 2010. Born and raised just outside Boise, Idaho, Dr. Howard earned his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Howard then completed his residency in General Surgery at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Howard specializes in all general surgery procedures, including laparoscopic, thyroid, gastrointestinal, Nissen fundoplication (for GERD), hernia, gallbladder, and breast surgical procedures. Dr. Howard also performs robotic surgery, a minimally invasive approach that allows for a more rapid recovery.


Dr. Howard personally manages his patients’ care from consultation to post-operative recovery and is available throughout the surgical process to answer questions and to ensure proper healing.


In his spare time, Dr. Howard enjoys traveling with his wife and their four sons. An Eagle Scout, Dr. Howard has served many years with Boys Scouts of America as troop leader and advancement coordinator. Dr. Howard is a loyal fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks and loves attending games with his family. See more >>


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