Dr. Arlene Ricardo, MD

Dr. Arlene Ricardo, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Arlene Ricardo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgery, and more.Read her story

7777 Southwest Fwy Ste 810

Houston, TX 77074

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Ricardo's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ricardo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ricardo "Dr. Arlene Ricardo was born and raised in New York. The second of four daughters, her parents instilled the values of hard work and family. In 1977, her mother died of breast cancer. This event helped to inspire her to help and treat women with breast cancer and their families. She has seen the great advancements in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer over the past several decades. Dr. Ricardo is knowledgeable in the most modern diagnostic tests and is trained in the most up-to-date treatment and surgical procedures available for breast cancer patients. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Ricardo is highly involved in providing outstanding cancer services at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She is chairperson of the Cancer Committee since 2008. In addition, she also serves as the chairperson and leader of the Cancer Service Line. She also serves on the Physician operating councel and Medical Executive Committee representing cancer services. She is an advocate for all patients with a cancer diagnosis. Dr. Arlene Ricardo currently makes her home with her husband in Pearland, Texas. She enjoys travel, reading, and cooking. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ricardo "Personalized and compassionate care for breast cancer patients or other diseases of the breast"

4  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

35  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Tex Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Tex Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Magna Cum Laude, 1993
Media & Publications
  • Women Docs, 08/2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ricardo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ricardo to family and friends
19 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ricardo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I credit Dr. Richardo for saving my life or at least being instrumental in my cancer not advancing beyond stage 1. Two other doctors had told me they felt certain that my lump was benign & that we would just watch it for a year. Fortunately upon the recommendation of a friend, I went to see Dr....more
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Dr. Ricardo is warm and wonderful. She makes you very comfortable. She explains things extremely well and takes her time to listen to you. Her office staff is very friendly and knowledgeable as well. I cannot recommend her enough. During a very difficult time she put me at ease.
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Dr Ricardo is the best at what she does, Very caring soul! I've been seeing her since 2003 of September. I'm only sorry that 2017 was the last time she is going to be my Dr. Because my Insurance has changed due to circumstances beneath my control. My new Insurance says she is out of Network. I am...more
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Dr. Ricardo is one of the kindest, most compassionate physicians I have ever seen. She seems truly interested in the wellbeing of her patients. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a breast specialist. Her staff is very kind and accommodating as well.
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I have been going to Dr. Ricardo over 10 years and she is the most trusted doctor in the world. She makes you feel so confident and if there would be anything wrong with the mammogram it is like placing the problems in her hands and you would have nothing to worry about. I just love Dr. Ricardo and...more
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