Dr. Rafael Lugo MD Surgeon

Dr. Rafael Lugo is a surgeon in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine and has been in practice for 21 years. Dr. Lugo accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 15 doctors at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and one of 74 at Houston Methodist Hospital who specialize in Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery, Breast, Colon & Rectal, Endocrine

Clinical Interests: Breast Surgery, Hernia, Colon/colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, New Technologies In Surgery, Antireflux Surgery, Hernias, Endocrine And Colo-rectal Surgery, Technological advances in healthcare, General Surgery, Thyroidectomy, Interested in ways to improve quality and value of healthcare, Parathyroidectomy, Vascular access for chemotherapy or long term IV treatments, Interested in technological advances in medicine

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Residency, General Surgery, 1993–1998

Ponce School of Medicine
Class of 1993

Alton Ocshner Hospital
Internship, General Surgery, 1993–1994

Alton Ocshner Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1994–1998

Alton Ocshner Hospital
Chief Residency, General Surgery, 1998

University of Puerto Rico
Other Training, 1989

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 14 years in Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Listed in Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, Consumers’ Research Council

TOP 5% medical school class

Publications & Presentations

Colon cancer, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Surgical options for breast cancer.

Event Multiple community seminars about GERD and surgical options.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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