Transplant Surgeon: Raquel Garcia Roca, MD | Loyola Medicine

Raquel Garcia Roca, MD

Raquel Garcia Roca, MD, FACS


Intra-Abdominal Transplantation
Associate Professor
Program Director - Abdominal Transplant,Residency / Fellowship Program Director - Abdominal Transplant,Surgical Director, Renal Transplant

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish,Catalan

Clinical Expertise

  • Renal Dialysis Access
  • Renal Disease (Kidney Disease)
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Surgery

About Dr. Garcia-Roca


Medical Education

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - General Surgery
  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Transplant Surgery
  • University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics - Transplant Surgery

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General


  • Kidney Transplantation for Erdheim-Chester Disease. Yoo, J; Gunsteen, C; Patel, S; Clevy-Schneller, T; Nand, S; Jain, D; Garcia-Roca, R; Desai, A; Akkina, S, Case reports in transplantation
  • Robotic Assisted Living Donor Nephrectomies: A Safe Alternative to Laparoscopic Technique for Kidney Transplant Donation. Spaggiari, M; Garcia-Roca, R; Tulla, KA; Okoye, OT; Di Bella, C; Oberholzer, J; Jeon, H; Tzvetanov, IG; Benedetti, E, Annals of Surgery
  • Single Center Experience With Robotic Kidney Transplantation for Recipients With BMI of 40 kg/m2 Or Greater: A Comparison With the UNOS Registry. Garcia-Roca, R; Garcia-Aroz, S; Tzvetanov, I; Jeon, H; Oberholzer, J; Benedetti, E, Transplantation
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  • Hand-assisted robotic right donor nephrectomy in patient with total situs inversus: A case report. Gonzalez-Heredia, R; Garcia-Roca, R; Benedetti, E, International journal of surgery case reports
  • Simultaneous Living Donor Kidney and Parathyroid Allotransplantation: First Case Report and Review of Literature. Garcia-Roca, R; Garcia-Aroz, S; Tzvetanov, IG; Giulianotti, PC; Campara, M; Oberholzer, J; Benedetti, E, Transplantation
  • Successful living donor intestinal transplantation in cross-match positive recipients: Initial experience. Garcia-Roca, R; Tzvetanov, IG; Jeon, H; Hetterman, E; Oberholzer, J; Benedetti, E, World journal of gastrointestinal surgery
  • Concurrent hepatic artery and portal vein thrombosis after orthotopic liver transplantation with preserved allografts. Khan, A; Park, P; Oberholzer, J; Tzvetanov, I; Garcia Roca, R; Gaba, RC; Benedetti, E; Jeon, H, Case reports in transplantation
  • Five-year follow-up of patients with type 1 diabetes transplanted with allogeneic islets: the UIC experience. Qi, M; Kinzer, K; Danielson, KK; Martellotto, J; Barbaro, B; Wang, Y; Bui, JT; Gaba, RC; Knuttinen, G; Garcia-Roca, R; Tzvetanov, I; Heitman, A; Davis, M; McGarrigle, JJ; Benedetti, E; Oberholzer, J, Acta diabetologica
  • Robotic-assisted kidney transplantation. Tzvetanov, I; Giulianotti, PC; Bejarano-Pineda, L; Jeon, H; Garcia-Roca, R; Bianco, F; Oberholzer, J; Benedetti, E, The Surgical clinics of North America
  • State of the art of robotic surgery in organ transplantation. Tzvetanov, I; Bejarano-Pineda, L; Giulianotti, PC; Jeon, H; Garcia-Roca, R; Bianco, F; Oberholzer, J; Benedetti, E, World journal of surgery
  • Sleeve gastrectomy surgery in obese patients post-organ transplantation. Elli, EF; Gonzalez-Heredia, R; Sanchez-Johnsen, L; Patel, N; Garcia-Roca, R; Oberholzer, J, Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery