Dr. Arlene E. Ricardo, MD

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Dr. Arlene E. Ricardo, MD

General Surgery | Female

Southwest Surgical Associates 7777 Southwest Fwy Ste 810-B, Houston, TX 77074 Get Directions
(713) 772-1200

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Dr. Arlene Ricardo was born and raised in New York. The second of four daughters, her parents instilled the values...
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Lipomas
  • Lump
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mass
  • Mastodynia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Varicose Veins

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • 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
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Stereotaxis

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    University Tex Houston

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tex Houston

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    State University of New York At Buffalo

    Graduated in 1985

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Ricardo says...

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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Dr. Ricardo's Care Philosophy

Personalized and compassionate care for breast cancer patients or other diseases of the breast