Rafael Lugo, MD

Rafael Lugo, MD

General Surgery Houston, TX

General surgeon at The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization

Office Address

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

Rafael Lugo, MD

General Surgery Houston, TX

General surgeon at The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization


  • 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.

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

Education & Training

  • Alton Ocshner Hospital
  • Alton Ocshner Hospital
  • Ochsner Clinic FoundationOchsner Clinic Foundation
  • Alton Ocshner Hospital
  • Ponce School of MedicinePonce School of Medicine
  • University of Puerto Rico

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License1999 - 2015
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

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

    Publications & Presentations


    • Multiple tv appearances YouTube.com/rafaellugomd
    • Colon cancer, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Houston
    • Surgical options for breast cancer. Willowbrook Hospital


    • Department of surgery Mehodist Willowbrook chief elect 2014 - Present
    • Methodist system ICD 10 implementation committee Physician Champion 2014 - Present
    • Clinical Advisory Group Houston Methodist Hospital Willowbrook member 2013 - Present
    • Clinical advisory group for The Methodist Hospital member 2011 - Present
    • Bylaws committee Methodis Willowbrook member 2011 - Present
    • Hospital EMR steering committee for The Methodist Hospital Member 2011 - Present
    • Advisory Board for Doximity member 2011 - Present
    • cancer committee at Methodist Willowbrook member 2011 - Present

    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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