Dr. Ruben M. Lopez, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 53

597 W Sesame Dr Ste A
Harlingen, TX 78550
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Dr. Lopez's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen
2101 Pease Street
Harlingen, TX 78550
Harlingen Medical Center
5501 South Expressway 77
Harlingen, TX 78550

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Healthgrades

9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lopez

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
597 W Sesame Dr Ste A
Harlingen, TX 78550
Cardiovascular Associates
Cardiovascular Associates
597 W Sesame Dr Ste A
Harlingen, TX 78550
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    Dr. Lopez's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Breast Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Anoscopy
    • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Appendectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Arterial Grafts
    • Arterial Line Insertion
    • Bile Duct Procedures
    • Bile Duct Surgery
    • Biliary Drainage
    • Biopsy
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Bowel Resection
    • Breast Surgical Procedures
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Burn Care Services
    • Cardiac Procedures
    • Carotid Surgery
    • Colectomy
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
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    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hepatectomy
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparotomy
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy & Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    2
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Heart Problems
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
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    • Ventral Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Lopez

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (10/28/2014)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Lopez, Ruden Montelongo MD: License # MD053376L: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician was disciplined by the Texas Medical Board. ACTION TAKEN: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine has REPRIMANDED the physician’s license.
    • State: Pennsylvania

    1 Board Action

    • Professional Misconduct  (6/14/2013)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Texas
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Michigan Medical School
    Graduated in 1991

    Internship Hospital

    Memorial Hermann Hospital
    Complete in 1992

    Residency Hospital

    Univ Of Texas Health Science Houston, Tx

    Fellowship Hospital

    Memorial Hermann Hospital
    Complete in 1997
    Texsan Heart Hospital
    Complete in 1999

    Undergraduate Schools

    The University Of Texas
    Graduated in 1985
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Lopez & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Lopez's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Lopez has admitting privileges:

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    • Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen

    • Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville

    • Harlingen Medical Center

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lopez

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lopez to family and friends

    13 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Lopez's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    13 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    13 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    13 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 11 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Lopez
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    12 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    13 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    13 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    13 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Lopez accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

    A
    597 W Sesame Dr Ste A
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 425-5144 (Office)
    (956) 421-2716 (Fax)
    B
    Cardiovascular Associates
    597 W Sesame Dr Ste A
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 425-5144 (Office)
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    Dr. Lopez's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Lopez
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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