Rafael Lugo, MD

Rafael Lugo, MD

General Surgery Houston, TX

General surgeon at The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization

Office Address

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  • 18820 Tomball Parkway, Ste #400
    Houston, TX 77070
    Phone: (281) 737-8465
    Fax: (888) 416-9722


  • I am a board certified general surgeon that is interested in emerging technologies on patient care. I perform a broad range of procedures and include the latest minimally invasive techniques in laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. I have been in practice since 1998.

Dr. Lugo's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • General Surgery: 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; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Hernias; Endocrine And Colo-rectal Surgery; Breast 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

Dr. Lugo's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • PartnerTexas Gulf Coast Medical Group
    Webster, TX
  • Board of DirectorsWebster MOB
    Webster, TX
  • Board of DirectorsTexas Gulf Coast Medical Group
    Webster, TX
  • Founder, OwnerGalleria Surgical Associates
    Dallas, TX
  • Founder, OwnerClear Lake Surgical Associates
    Webster, TX
  • PhysicianSoutheast Houston Surgical Group
    Houston, TX
  • Staff surgeonSt. Anne General Hospital
    Raceland, LA

Dr. Lugo's Education & Medical Training

  • Alton Ocshner HospitalAlton Ocshner HospitalChief Residency, General Surgery
  • Alton Ocshner HospitalAlton Ocshner HospitalResidency, General Surgery
  • Ochsner Clinic FoundationOchsner Clinic FoundationResidency, General Surgery
  • Alton Ocshner HospitalAlton Ocshner HospitalInternship, General Surgery
  • Ponce Sch of MedPonce School of MedicineMedical School, MD
  • University of Puerto RicoUniversity of Puerto RicoOther Training, B.S, Cum laude

Dr. Lugo's Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License1999 - 2015
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 2000, Current

Dr. Lugo's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Consumers’ Research CouncilListed in Guide to America’s Top SurgeonsConsumers’ Research Council, 2007
  • American College of SurgeonsFellow (FACS)American College of Surgeons
  • TOP 5% medical school class

Dr. Lugo's Publications & Presentations

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  • Colon cancer, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.Houston
  • Surgical options for breast cancer.Willowbrook Hospital
  • Event Multiple community seminars about GERD and surgical options.(2011)
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  • Department of surgery Mehodist Willowbrookchief elect2014 - Present
  • Methodist system ICD 10 implementation committeePhysician Champion2014 - Present
  • Clinical Advisory Group Houston Methodist Hospital Willowbrookmember2013 - Present
  • Clinical advisory group for The Methodist Hospitalmember2011 - Present
  • Bylaws committee Methodis Willowbrookmember2011 - Present
  • Hospital EMR steering committee for The Methodist HospitalMember2011 - Present
  • Advisory Board for Doximitymember2011 - Present
  • cancer committee at Methodist Willowbrookmember2011 - Present

Dr. Lugo's Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Insurance 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

Medical Groups

  • The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization

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