Dr. Carlos Barba, MD

Dr. Carlos Barba, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMale

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Dr. Carlos Barba, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Brownsville, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Valley Regional Medical Center and Harlingen Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barba to book an appointment.

Locations

Carlos A. Barba, MD, PLLC

Carlos A. Barba, MD, PLLC800 W Jefferson St Ste 100 Brownsville, TX 78520
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Carlos A. Barba, MD, PLLC5505 S Frontage Rd Ste 301 Harlingen, TX 78550
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Dr. Barba's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barba

3.8

Based on 35 ratings

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waited 1 hr 45 min due to MD late (understand) called in pts in order, but some people were called in before others when had arrived cause they were known by staff. was upset over this not so much the wait. No matter if who you are all pts should be treated equally and in time appt is, I was told I was the last pt but there was a pt waiting for appt @ 4;30. Dr.Barba was ok it;s the medical staff that was there that day, not the usual staff who is there, hopefully this will be a 1 time incident and have never had any concerns before today. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Mar 09, 2021
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I feel my husband was put off , lack of diagnosis. Didn’t follow up after his surgeries. No instructions for “things to watch for “ after going home, He passed away one week after leaving hospital and I feel it could have been avoided if more attention had been paid to his symptoms before he left the hospital. Follow up after surgery was terrible! He went in a very healthy strong man and after going home (after spending 26 days in the hospital for a common Surgery) he died. If proper care and instruction had been given he would still be with us.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 11, 2021
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I had gastric surgery with Dr. Barba March 16, 2010 in Connecticut I never had any issues my Weight do fluctuate 10 to 15 pounds. very satisfied have nothing negative to say about him or is team.
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Lourdes – Jul 09, 2020
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Dr. Barba excellent surgeon and bedside manner. His staff complements him. Had lap cholecystectomy and they took care of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R. Bolado – Jan 29, 2020
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Dr Barba is an amazing person and doctor he sits down and listens to your concerns and then helps you make the best decision he is thorough with his tests and explains everything to you I will be having my surgery this coming April and I’m so excited ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Melissa Camacho – Oct 01, 2019
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Wow......thank you Dr Ybarra from Neighbors Urgent Care in Harlingen for making that last min. call to Dr Barba’s Hgn. office (4 pm) who’s staff kindly squeezed me in to see him. BTW.....thx to all the staff who was so kind y’all are awesome!!!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Barba & his wonderful Staff, once again Thank You All for taking care of my health issues & making me feel like y’all care. Happy Holidays & God Bless You All & keep y’all safe :-)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Velma Muniz in Harlingen, Texas – Dec 20, 2017
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His office staff were rude and unprofessional. My husband waited 2 hours in the lobby just to have a follow-up. He ended up leaving because that was ridiculous and he needed to get back to work.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Brownsville, TX – Apr 12, 2017
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What can I say about Dr, Barba! I am so glad I can across this page to Bragg about the care he provided to me for over a decade here in Connecticut! Seriously the most genuine, caring Dr. I have ever met! He ALWAYS provided exquisite care to his patient and I kno MANY of them :)). We miss him very much and have heard from the great vine he continues to be so awesome in Brownsville, TX!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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West Hartford, CT – Jan 25, 2017
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I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Barba for my Gallbladder removal, not only is he a wonderful doctor his staff went out of their way to get me a appointment as soon as possible, very nice and had a wonderful experience, will recommend Dr. Barba and his staff to all my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Krystal in Harlingen – Jan 24, 2017
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He nearly killed my mom her stomach was the size of a pin head she had to have her stomach streatch 5 times couldn't even hold down liquids. We tried to contact him he wouldn't return phone called.. He has a bad record in CT. Really do your research people on this doctor.. My mom only weight 177 pounds she should of never had the bypass.. other doctors said they would have never done it on her.
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Bristol ct – Oct 09, 2016
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I am a very satisfied patient of Dr Barba!! I have lost 160 lbs and counting!! I could never have accomplished this weight loss on my own, and that's a fact! His staff is top notch very helpful and very nice! What are you waiting for? Change your life today before it's too late!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Ingerid Hernandez in Brownsville TX – Apr 04, 2016
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I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Barba over 10 years ago here in CT. He has performed my gastric bypass surgery in 05 and my tummy tuck 2012. They recovery rate for both surgeries was 100% and I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. B and if needed would do it all over again with him. He's and his staff were compassionate, caring and very attentive you my needs. You can not go wrong in choosing Dr. Barba and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Keesha in Hartford, CT – Mar 14, 2016
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I will assume he's great based on my friends experience. BUT,I got sooo discouraged with even calling. A lady named Simona didn't want to help me with questions I had. She said I'd have to wait till they have a seminar on the 27th of this month if I needed any questions answered.I was a uneasy about this whole thing.I decided to put it off. Dr. Barda, I hope your staff doesn't treat everyone like she did to me.Thanks.Just hope I can get motivated again to call being that my friend recommended u.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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Estela in Brownsville ,tx – Jan 05, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks

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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Sexual contact with a patient (8/20/2021)View details
No malpractice claims found for Texas
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Barba's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominoplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barba performs Abdominoplasty more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Barba performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barba treats Umbilical Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Barba treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Obesity
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barba treats Obesity more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Barba treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Barba's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Megacolon
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Barba accepts the following insurance:

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Medicaid
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are proud to care for the patient as individual and not a person with a disease. We will strive to treat all our patients like they are our family,...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1993
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1991
McGill U/McGill U Hlth Ctr
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Carlos Barba, MD?

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What are Dr. Carlos Barba, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Barba frequently treats Abdominoplasty, Umbilical Hernia, and Obesity. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Barba treats.

Where is Dr. Carlos Barba, MD's office located?

Dr. Barba's office is located at 800 W Jefferson St Ste 100, Brownsville, TX 78520. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Carlos Barba, MD speak?

Dr. Barba speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Carlos Barba, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Barba has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Barba is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Valley Regional Medical Center

Brownsville, TX

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Harlingen Medical Center

Harlingen, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville

Brownsville, TX

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen

Harlingen, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)