Dr. Rafael Lugo MD Surgeon

Dr. Rafael Lugo is a surgeon in Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including CHRISTUS St. John Hospital and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. 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 9 doctors at CHRISTUS St. John Hospital and one of 15 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center 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

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

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

Publications & Presentations

Colon cancer, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Surgical options for breast cancer.

Event Multiple community seminars about GERD and surgical options.

See all 5 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Healthfirst New York
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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