Dr. Carlos Barba, MD

Dr. Carlos Barba, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Carlos Barba, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Brownsville, TX and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

Carlos A. Barba, MD, PLLC

800 W Jefferson St Ste 100

Brownsville, TX 78520
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Barba performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Barba'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barba "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, wihtout considering insurance status, sex or race."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

8  Conditions Treated

25  Procedures

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.


  • Universidad De Panama, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • McGill U/McGill U Hlth Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barba has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Valley Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Barba is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Barba's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barba to family and friends
30 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Barba's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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