Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver MD Surgeon

Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver is a surgeon in Miami, Florida. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Hospital of Miami and Doctors Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. She is one of 76 doctors at Baptist Hospital of Miami and one of 17 at Doctors Hospital who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1991 - 1996

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Class of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

FL State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Use of surgisis mesh in laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernias.
Jacobs, M., Gomez, E., Plasencia, G., Lopez-Penalver, C., Lujan, H., Velarde, D., Jessee, T.

Safe esophageal bougie placement for laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair.
Edelman, D. S., Jacobs, M., Lopez-Penalver, C., Moses, K.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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